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Anyone got any experience with Linux? argue.gif

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March 24th, 2005, 11:53 am
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Yeah, I use Suse Linux as my #2 OS. Occasionally use RH (when I'm at school). If it's a question about partioning drives during installation, count me out! lol


March 24th, 2005, 11:55 am
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lol...no it is prolly much simpler than all that. We have a old box here and it had Windows 2000 on it and was doing nothing so I thought I would through linux on it cause I should learn new stuff. So I installed it just fine (Red Hat vr 7.2) but I have no idea how to open files that are compressed with like .gz extentions. When I click to open Firefox I dwnloaded I get the message

"Nautilus has no installed viewer capable of displaying (and then it lists the file and its path)"

I know I can right click on it and attempt to open/associate it with another file but I dont know if I have what I need. It also has a crappy old version of netscape and yet I cannot update it to the version I downloaded because I get the same issue. Do I have to run them from the command line or what?

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March 24th, 2005, 12:08 pm
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As for Nautilus being pissed off...I can't really help you because I don't have RH on any of my computers, but I can take a stab. I have Suse, but it's not the same. I'll see what I can figure out though. Suse by the way, is MUCH easier!!!

By convention, compressed files are given the extension .gz. The command Gzip creates a compressed file ending with .gz; Gunzip extracts the compressed files and removes the .gz file. (.tar files are archived files)

To compress a file, at a shell prompt, type the following command:
gzip filename.ext

The file will be compressed and saved as filename.ext.gz.

To expand a compressed file, type:
gunzip filename.ext.gz

The filename.ext.gz is deleted and replaced with filename.ext.

My guess for the nautlius viewer problem is that a file that you need for the viewer is compressed.

You have to:
1- Move the file to a temporary directory
2- Uncompress and unarchive with tar xvfz YourFile.tar.gz
Take a look inside the archive, you will find readme files, setup
scripts and other goodies.

If you do not like command line, launch karchive (KDE). It will be able
to open the package.


March 25th, 2005, 9:06 am
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Alpha, did that work?


March 26th, 2005, 11:43 am
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Well I was doing it at work and I had Friday off so until Tuesday I won't have a chance to check...I am trying to set up a test web server using apache but I will check as soon as I get back. But thanks for the info!headbang.gif

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