I installed Ubuntu 14.04 recently on my computer. After I followed this link to install Adobe pdf reader, ever time I use xdg-open to open a pdf file, there are tons of message showing on my screen:

(acroread: 31045): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "murrine",

There are also two lines of messages:

Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar"

Gtk-Message: Failed t0 load module "unity-gtk-module"

I tried this link and this link. And I tried the bash command

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-2.0/modules/

following this link. None of them work. The pdf files cold be opened, but these tons of warnings are annoying. could anyone tell me how to eliminate these messages?


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To get rid of the "murrine" messages, the following worked for me:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall gtk2-engines-murrine:i386

The other two messages seem more complicated to remove manually, and at least the first one is due to a bug - see How do I install 32-bit libraries when they keep having uninstallable dependencies? and bug report at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/overlay-scrollbar/+bug/1134202 .

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