Adobe Reader DC Problem

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vdeane
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Adobe Reader DC Problem

Post by vdeane » Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:52 pm

So I need Adobe Reader to prepare my state income taxes every year. I had Adobe Reader installed before I upgraded Linux Mint, but I've been having a problem with getting it back. I was able to install successfully (a change from last time, where it failed and I had to manually copy the files out before they were deleted and put them back in afterwards), but whenever I open a PDF file to test it out, the program freezes, and I need to force quit. I have Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon with Wine 5 stable (installed via their wine-installer package) and am opening with protected mode disabled. What can I do to fix this? I am out of ideas, and I can't find any search results on Google with a similar problem.

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Re: Adobe Reader DC Problem

Post by vdeane » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:21 pm

So I discovered this bug and downloaded an older version of Adobe Reader. Now it opens files without freezing, but when I close it, Wine continues to run. I have to use xkill on the virtual desktop (whcih I had hoped I would be able to disable after everything was verified to work but looks like I will have to keep if I cannot solve this problem) and then use kill -9 on the remaining processes. Those processes are as follows:

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vdeane     79046  7.5  0.1  15352 13856 ?        Ss   19:15   0:03 /usr/lib/wine/wineserver64 -p0
vdeane     79062  0.0  0.1 2635588 11012 ?       Sl   19:15   0:00 C:\windows\syswow64\winedevice.exe
vdeane     79067  0.6  0.2 1915216 20424 ?       Sl   19:15   0:00 C:\windows\system32\winedevice.exe
vdeane     79076  0.2  0.2 1902992 16528 ?       Sl   19:15   0:00 C:\windows\system32\winedevice.exe
Why don't these processes close by themselves, and is there a way I can force them to close properly without needing my intervention every single time? I want to just run this like any other program, not have all these extra steps just to get it to work!

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