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[SOLVED]How set Evince as default pdf browser viewer (Linux)

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danjde

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Post Posted December 29th, 2019, 2:53 am

Hi Friends,
I'm uisng Seamonkey 2.49.5 on Ubuntu 18.04, where I'm using Evince 3.28.4.
Now if I double click a Seamonkey Mail Attachment, I only see a blank browser page open.

On "additional components" -> Plugin, Evince plugin is present and active.

Running:

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ls -l /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
totale 100
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    37 nov 21 20:47 flashplugin-alternative.so -> /etc/alternatives/mozilla-flashplugin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 80296 giu 18  2019 libevbrowserplugin.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 18856 giu 27  2019 libgnome-shell-browser-plugin.so


it can be observed that the link point to /etc/alternatives/mozilla-flashplugin, and:

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ls -l  /etc/alternatives/mozilla-flashplugin
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 48 nov 21 20:47 /etc/alternatives/mozilla-flashplugin -> /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so


seems to point to an old acrobat pdf reader installation, or so I seem to guess.

My silly question is:

how I could now revert to the correct Evince library plugins? :roll:

Many thanks!

David
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Post Posted December 29th, 2019, 7:22 am

No, that code is for the Flash Player plugin.

The Open or Save file dialog window opens when I select a PDF file in SeaMonkey.
From there I can use my default Document Viewer, or chose "Other...".
Choosing "Other..." opens another dialog with a list of other applications I can use.
You should see the same and be able to find Evince from there.
Set it as the helper application and check "Do this automatically for files like this from now on".

I use the default Document Viewer that installed with Ubuntu 18.04.

EDIT: That viewer is Evince.
I also get the Open or Save dialog window if I try to open a PDF file attached to an email.
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Post Posted December 30th, 2019, 3:20 am

WaltS48 wrote:No, that code is for the Flash Player plugin.

The Open or Save file dialog window opens when I select a PDF file in SeaMonkey.
From there I can use my default Document Viewer, or chose "Other...".
Choosing "Other..." [..].


Yes, but in my situation, no one " Open or Save file dialog window" appears. I can only see a blank browser page, no choice proposal.
Therefore what could be a possible alternative?

Many thanks!

David
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Post Posted December 30th, 2019, 4:15 am

danjde wrote:Yes, but in my situation, no one " Open or Save file dialog window" appears. I can only see a blank browser page, no choice proposal.


Try to download this PDF (I tested this feature with it):
https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/p ... -brief.pdf

When dialog window will open with question what to do with it, then you can choose your OS default PDF viewer and mark "remember" option. Then you can check it to e.g. change PDF viewer:
Menu -> Edit -> Preferences -> Browser -> Helper Applications -> in "Content Type" column search for "Adobe Acrobat Document" -> when you'll find it you can check "Action" or change it if you want

I tested it with SeaMonkey 2.49.5 x64 under Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia Cinnamon and it works. No screenshots because it's Polish language version.

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Post Posted December 30th, 2019, 7:14 am

TPR75 wrote:
danjde wrote:Yes, but in my situation, no one " Open or Save file dialog window" appears. I can only see a blank browser page, no choice proposal.


Try to download this PDF (I tested this feature with it):
https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/p ... -brief.pdf

When dialog window will open [...]


I cannot to display the linked pdf.
If I click over your html link obtain a blank page followed by the warning: "Seamonkey not reponding" -> wait or kill.

How I could debug this behavior?

Many thanks again!

David
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Post Posted December 30th, 2019, 7:21 am

TPR75 wrote:
danjde wrote:Yes, but in my situation, no one " Open or Save file dialog window" appears. I can only see a blank browser page, no choice proposal.


Try to download this PDF (I tested this feature with it):
https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/p ... -brief.pdf

When dialog window will open [...].


I've found a workaroud:

Turning OFF "additional components" -> Plugin, Evince plugin.
So I can see the Open or Save dialog window,

but what does it mean this behavior? :-\
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Post Posted December 30th, 2019, 7:30 am

I've found a workaroud:

Turning OFF "additional components" -> Plugin, Evince plugin.
So I can see the Open or Save dialog window,

but what does it mean this behavior? :-\


Additional components in SeaMonkey? Where do I find that?

Sounds like you added something to SeaMonkey that you don't need. Just remove it.
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Post Posted December 30th, 2019, 7:33 am

danjde wrote:
TPR75 wrote:
danjde wrote:Yes, but in my situation, no one " Open or Save file dialog window" appears. I can only see a blank browser page, no choice proposal.


Try to download this PDF (I tested this feature with it):
https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/p ... -brief.pdf

When dialog window will open [...]


I cannot to display the linked pdf.
If I click over your html link obtain a blank page followed by the warning: "Seamonkey not reponding" -> wait or kill.

How I could debug this behavior?

Many thanks again!

David

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Post Posted December 30th, 2019, 7:39 am

WaltS48 wrote:
[..]
Additional components in SeaMonkey? Where do I find that?
[..].



maybe I translated wrong, I'm using italian language, where it is: "Strumenti" -> "Componenti Aggiuntivi"
I think translated: more correctly into: tools -> add-ons (Ctrl + Shift + A)

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Post Posted December 30th, 2019, 7:47 am

ElTxolo wrote:[

[*]Please check, if the same thing is happening to you, opening SeaMonkey in safe mode or using a new clean profile

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Cheers !! Image
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I've try on "safe mode" and SeaMonkey hangs only if I manually enable Evince plugin on Add-ons.
Leaving disabled the evince plugin (Evince 3.28.4 plugin) all is working fine.

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seamonkey -safe-mode

(seamonkey:4622): Gtk-WARNING **: 15:40:42.764: Theme parsing error: <data>:1:34: Expected ')' in color definition

(seamonkey:4622): Gtk-WARNING **: 15:40:42.764: Theme parsing error: <data>:1:76: Expected ')' in color definition

(/opt/seamonkey/plugin-container:4722): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: 15:41:56.186: cannot register existing type 'GdkDisplay'

(/opt/seamonkey/plugin-container:4722): GLib-CRITICAL **: 15:41:56.186: g_once_init_leave: assertion 'result != 0' failed

(/opt/seamonkey/plugin-container:4722): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 15:41:56.186: g_type_register_static: assertion 'parent_type > 0' failed

(/opt/seamonkey/plugin-container:4722): GLib-CRITICAL **: 15:41:56.186: g_once_init_leave: assertion 'result != 0' failed
[NPAPI 4722] ###!!! ABORT: Aborting on channel error.: file /builds/worker/rel-esr52/build/mozilla/ipc/glue/MessageChannel.cpp, line 2152
[NPAPI 4722] ###!!! ABORT: Aborting on channel error.: file /builds/worker/rel-esr52/build/mozilla/ipc/glue/MessageChannel.cpp, line 2152



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Post Posted December 31st, 2019, 7:42 am

danjde wrote:I've try on "safe mode" and SeaMonkey hangs only if I manually enable Evince plugin on Add-ons.
Leaving disabled the evince plugin (Evince 3.28.4 plugin) all is working fine.

[...]

Thanks again!

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