[CentOS] acroread = resource hog

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 18:11:10 UTC 2009


On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 12:58 AM, Ed Donahue <liberaled at gmail.com> wrote:
> Any have trouble with acroread taking up massive cpu and memory?
>
> I exited my Firefox browser and the lil bastard was still hogging up
> my resources.
>
> Took up 69% of 4GB, and wouldn't let go, until a kill -9 showed'em,
> have to do it every time I open a pdf in firefox.
>
> Any use Xpdf or something else?

For .pdf files I have on my HD, I usually view them with KPDF, which
is based on xpdf. One of several KDE applications I use, on GNOME.
There is an Add On or Plug in, for viewing .pdf files on Firefox,
PDFescape, which I have installed. I've only used it a couple of times
but it seems to work.


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