Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I've been trying to uncompress the file XpressConnect-x86.tar.bz2 using the tar command but I keep getting the following error.
richard@richard-K52Jr:~/Software$ tar -xvjf XpressConnect-x86.tar.bz2
bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file.
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
I think it may be a problem with the file itself b/c it was provied by our wonderfully incompetent IT dep. I've also tried tar -xvf but that did not work either. I'll attach the file to this post if I can any help would be appreciated.
Ok. It appears to be caused by an erroneous download (or even an erroneous upload on the server from which you downloaded it). Anyway, how did you get it? From a browser? Using wget? Try to download it again and/or share the link if it is public stuff so that we can test it.
Well, if you open the HTML file with a text editor, you can see some reference to a password protection mechanism to download the file. In other words it is not a direct download you can easily resolve using wget, but it goes through a java script that manages authentication.
Since XpressConnect is not a free and open source software, I'm going to remove the links from your post. Your best bet is to contact the IT department to ask for clarification about how to get the software (that should be properly licensed).
On the other hand, please notice I asked to share the link if it was public stuff (see post #4 above).
Ok. Thanks for the help. The guys that set up the network for linux should be back on monday so I guess I'll have to wait till then. I tought that the xpress connect application was freeware, anyone can downlowd it here, should have double checked.
That is right, but it is obvious that still there are visitors with the same problem.
Most of the posts are many years old, but the problems for many linux beginners are the same.
So, any experience plus is welcome for all of us. Moreover, pls read the answer given by the moderator.