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Old 04-27-2014, 02:46 PM   #1
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ZIP Upload Issue


Hey all, I've having a hard time uploading ZIP files using Mint. When I try to attach a file to my Blackboard sit for class, the browser loads for a few minutes then gives me a time out error. THe same thing happens when I try to attach files to an email via Gmail. When I upload via Windows I have no problems (the file is not that big, just a few zipped word docs). Is there some default setting in Linux that is blocking my uploads?
 
Old 04-27-2014, 02:55 PM   #2
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Is your problem only with zip files? When you try to do the same thing with non-zipped files do you have the same difficulty? Try doing it with an unzipped word doc and see what happens.
Are you using an email client such as Thunderbird or doing your gmailing via a web browser?
The more details you give about how you're trying to do this the easier it is to offer suggestions.
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:12 PM   #3
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also how BIG are the files
somethings do not like things bigger than 50 meg

And are they really "zip" files ????? ( Archive.zip)
the linux default archive format is tar.gz ( Archive.tar.gz)
and MS windows HATES the tar format

if you just use the r-click menu and click on "compress file" it likely will NOT be a zip

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Old 04-27-2014, 06:51 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. Confirmed that individual files upload correctly. THe ZIP file is 5MB, and I'm sure I'm zipping it, not creating a TAR. When I try to zip and upload via my Win7 virtual machine I get the same problems, which tells me it's something in my overall Linux system that's preventing the upload. If I zip and upload via a true, dedicated Windows host there are no issues, and the process is quite quick.
 
Old 04-27-2014, 07:13 PM   #5
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where is the zip file ?
if it is in your own HOME folder then there should be no problem
if some other place like on a networked shared drive there might be a permission issue

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When I try to attach a file to my Blackboard sit for class
i seam to remember reading that " Blackboard " was using Microsoft Silverlight" for the DRM that was required

after some googling

Linux might not be a supported client for the Blackboard software

or

you need the Oracle java and not the default installed OpedJDK

see:
https://library.uoregon.edu/scis/bla...ersupport.html
 
Old 04-27-2014, 08:47 PM   #6
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Yes the file is on my desktop. I should note I successfully uploaded with Kali, but Mint is a no go. Has anyone else had strange issues with Mint?
 
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the "Desktop"

Linux is NOT Microsoft Windows

some os's and some desktop managers will NOT let you use the decorative "desktop" that way

there is normally a folder in your home folder called "public" or something like that

if not use the Downloads folder and upload from there
 
  


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