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Old 02-16-2004, 08:48 PM   #1
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why won't it read this filetype?


I tried to open a file called "mixmagic-0.1.6.tar", it's a GZ file, and when I went to open it, I got an error: "nautilus has no installed viewer capable of displaying ".../mixmagic-0.1.6.tar.gz" "

what viewer do I need? the mix magic file is a program I downloaded for audio recording, and I'm trying to install it.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 08:50 PM   #2
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Your going to need to open up a terminal, uncompress that file (tar -xzvf mixmagic-0.1.6.tar.gz), cd to the directory it makes, and follow the directions in the README or INSTALL file.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 08:50 PM   #3
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open up a terminal and go to the directory that the file is located and type :
tar -zxvf mixmagic-0.1.6.tar.gz
and then change into the directory where it is now uncompressed to, which is more than likely "mixmagic", and you will do this by :
cd mixmagic
and then open up either the INSTALL or README file and see what it says about installing the app ...
 
Old 02-16-2004, 08:51 PM   #4
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you would think we were talking to each other when we typed that
 
Old 02-16-2004, 08:56 PM   #5
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thanks guys
 
Old 02-17-2004, 12:29 AM   #6
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jtshaw, DrOzz, Are your minds on a network? Which of you is the server?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 07:46 PM   #7
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I tried to do what you said, and it said no such file exists. is there somewhere I have to save it first before I do that stuff? any specific folder? right now I'm trying to 'unzip' it off of a cdrom, and it doesn't work. where on my computer should I save it, and based on where it's saved, what should I do to unzip it?
 
  


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