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[SOLVED] PDF viewer

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:19 pm
by jebbers
It doesn't launch. So I unistalled it and reinstalled via Software Manager. Still does not launch.

Re: PDF viewer

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:27 pm
by RIH
Try starting in a terminal & see what output it gives..

Re: PDF viewer

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:36 pm
by jebbers
RIH wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:27 pm
Try starting in a terminal & see what output it gives..
I don't know how to do that. What commands do I use?

Re: PDF viewer

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:58 pm
by Moem
The name of the program should do it. Try

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xreader

Re: PDF viewer

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:28 pm
by jebbers
I've got Xreader installed from the software manager, but it does not launch when I click the icon.

Re: PDF viewer

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:51 pm
by decrepit
Did you try Moem's way? Just write xreader in a terminal and hit enter, come back with any messages that gives. Then maybe you'll get some help

Re: PDF viewer

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:56 pm
by lsemmens
What moem is telling you to do is to launch "teminal" and then type the command xreader into that.

Re: PDF viewer

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:50 pm
by jebbers
That's all? Well, I got it to launch with the regular way. Could have been a faulty file. I was using epub, so I switched to an actual pdf of the book I'm reading. It seems OK now. maybe that reader doesn't handle epub?

Re: PDF viewer

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:59 pm
by RIH
No xreader does not read epub files.
For that, personally, I would use the reader that comes with Calibre.

If you had stated that xreader would not open an epub file in your opening post (rather than saying that xreader 'does not launch') then I am sure that you would have received a correct reply almost immediately..