Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04

If you install Adobe Acrobat Reader on recent versions of 64-bit Ubuntu you may see errors like the following:

/opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

This is caused by missing 32-bit libraries. You can install the ones you need as follows:

 sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386

Eclipse crashing in 64-bit Ubuntu?

There are, it seems, crashers in recent Ubuntu 8.10 amd64 sun-java6-jre packages. Eclipse seems especially adept at finding them. Here’s the fix that worked for us. Add the following to your $ECLIPSE_INSTALL/eclipse.ini:


And some background: