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Viewing PDFs in Chromium on Linux Mint

Since the PDF library is not free software, it isn’t included with the distribution of Chromium. To get PDF support in Chromium:

Download the appropriate DEB package for your system from the google chrome download page. Using the archive manager, extract from /opt/google/chrome/. I extracted the file to my desktop. Copy the library into your chromium installation libs:

sudo cp ~/Desktop/ /usr/lib/chromium-browser

Restart Chromium if you have it open, and verify that the Chrome PDF Viewer is enabled via about:plugins in the URL bar.