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I am running Ubuntu 9.10 and everything appears to be working fine but for some reason when i go to here! and try to download the latest version of the Opera Web browser in the form of a .deb file, the download box appears and informs me when the download is complete but i cannot find the .deb file even though i do a search of the file system.
I have no problem downloading the same file but in the form of a .tar.gz file.
I have configured Firefox 3.5 to place all downloads into the "Downloads" folder but once again for some unknown reason all the downloads end up in the /tmp folder.
Sounds like you have a couple of different problems here.
What business_kid was trying to suggest was that you may need to check that the ownership on the files and directories in you home directory are correct. For the record, you need a space before the asterisk. But I donít necessarily think user/group permissions are the issue. (possible worth a try though)
You say you can download the .tar.gz file but you don't seem to be able to download the .deb. Does a dialog come up asking you what you want to do with the .deb file? If not try right clicking the last download link and selecting 'save as'. It sounds like .deb file may be associated with an application which is failing to open in the background. You can check this by looking at the 'Applications' tab in the options.
The other problem is file being saved in /tmp rather than ~/Downloads. Does the directory exist? If so does the name in the options screen and in the file system have the same case? Downloads and downloads are two different directories. If everything looks the same then maybe it's worth changing the option to a full path. Something like /home/user/downloads
I did exactly as suggested and got the following output
baldtop@baldtop-desktop:~$ sudo dpkg -i opera_10.10.4585.gcc4.qt4_i386.deb
[sudo] password for baldtop:
dpkg: error processing opera_10.10.4585.gcc4.qt4_i386.deb (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
I don't think i was meant to run the Opera browser lol