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Old 08-09-2004, 05:45 PM   #1
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2 Problems, one with CODE, and one with DISPLAY...


Problem 1. Whats up guys. I have another problem with KDE-Look.org downloads. When I try to download a set of icons, screensavers, or whatever else, I sometimes get a page with nothing but gibberish on the page instead of a download prompt. Why is this? What can I do to fix it? Here is an image of it below...


http://imageuploading.com/040809/1092087465.png


Problem 2: I downloaded a screensaver from kde-look.org and I compiled and made it and everything was fine till I opened it. The graphix are really blocky as you will see in the attached pic. What is wrong and how can I fix it? Thanx in advance guys!

http://imageuploading.com/040809/1092087507.png
 
Old 08-09-2004, 06:26 PM   #2
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Re: 2 Problems, one with CODE, and one with DISPLAY...

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Originally posted by Ausar
Problem 1. Whats up guys. I have another problem with KDE-Look.org downloads. When I try to download a set of icons, screensavers, or whatever else, I sometimes get a page with nothing but gibberish on the page instead of a download prompt. Why is this? What can I do to fix it? Here is an image of it below...
The problem (to the best of my knowledge) is caused by
a different interpretation of mime-types between the server
and the browser ... to get it downloaded just use the
right-click -> Save Link target as
option...


Cheers,
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Old 08-09-2004, 06:28 PM   #3
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For the first problem: The browser can't distinguish by the filename whether you want to view to file or download it. So, to download it, you'll need to right-click on the link and select the "save link as" or other similar option.

For the second problem: I really don't know. My default would be to see if the screensaver has any configuration options that might affect how it operates.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 04:04 AM   #4
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Guys, thanx for the help. But when I right-click and save as, it downloads as a "php" file. Is there anyway to make my browser recognize it as a installable file?
 
Old 08-10-2004, 11:44 AM   #5
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Well, I'm at a loss to some extent. A php file? Without seeing the web page myself, I'd have to assume either:

1. The file you are downloading is available on multiple servers, and this php script is supposed to route you to the server with the least amount of traffic.

2. The php file is the installation file. There is some forum software I've used in the past called FUDForum, and to install it, you download a php script, start a web server, and then navigate to the downloaded file, and it asks installation questions before unpacking itself. Just an example that php can be used for installation...

Of the two I would guess it's more likely to be #1. I understand why they do it, but it really irritates me when I have to work around it. I use wget for this. Open up the page that has the link. See if you can find the url of the file. You may have to click on it again, get the gibberish, and look at the location/address bar to see the link of the file. Write that location down (or copy-paste it somewhere). Open up a command line, and then issue wget url

The url needs to include the leading http:// or ftp:// to work. If all goes well, it should get the file for you.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 02:40 PM   #6
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Well, I'm at a loss to some extent. A php file? Without seeing the web page myself, I'd have to assume either:

1. The file you are downloading is available on multiple servers, and this php script is supposed to route you to the server with the least amount of traffic.

2. The php file is the installation file. There is some forum software I've used in the past called FUDForum, and to install it, you download a php script, start a web server, and then navigate to the downloaded file, and it asks installation questions before unpacking itself. Just an example that php can be used for installation...

Of the two I would guess it's more likely to be #1. I understand why they do it, but it really irritates me when I have to work around it. I use wget for this. Open up the page that has the link. See if you can find the url of the file. You may have to click on it again, get the gibberish, and look at the location/address bar to see the link of the file. Write that location down (or copy-paste it somewhere). Open up a command line, and then issue wget url

The url needs to include the leading http:// or ftp:// to work. If all goes well, it should get the file for you.
Dude!! The wget file method worked like a charm!! Thanx a gazillion! And much thanx for the help in the other replies!
 
Old 08-10-2004, 03:01 PM   #7
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I get another problem with another screensaver. I says I need a new version of autoconfig.

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Old 08-10-2004, 05:05 PM   #8
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You can download the most recent version of autoconf from Freshmeat

or by visiting the Autoconf homepage

Those two sites will likely only offer source code tarballs for download. If you want an rpm or similar package management file, you might have to google around for it.
 
  


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