Note I already asked the exact same question here, with no success. I hope it's not a problem.
I am working on a computer connected to a LDAP server. The computer is running under Linux Mint 17. I installed
su root add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" apt-get update apt-get install acroread
acroread as root, everything is normal, Adobe Reader opens. When running as unpriviledged user, nothing happens, no error, no windows.
ps -e | grep acroread
to see if something was running but it did not return anything.
Would you have any ideas why this would happen? I guess it is due to the fact that I
/share are mounted from the LDAP server.
Edit This question was originally asked on superuser.SE. User @terdon asked me not to cross-post on several SE, so I copy the other answer I had on superuser.SE as it does not exactly answer the question but still, may be useful.
Credits to PositronicBrain (superuser.SE user):
First, open a command terminal and uninstall the acroread:
$ sudo apt-get --purge remove acroread $ sudo apt-get --purge remove acroread-bin
(The package names can be obtained with this command: )
$ dpkg -l | grep -i acroread
Now, follow the instructions below to install Adobe Reader 9.5.5 2013, which is the latest version available for GNU/Linux from the Adobe website:
Download the installer:
$ wget -c ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb
Use dpkg to install the package:
$ sudo dpkg -i AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb
Open the Adobe Reader and be happy:
(it works for 32-bit processors)
$ sudo dpkg --purge adobereader-enu