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Old 02-21-2010, 11:32 PM   #1
Shaylee
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please help


hi, i am having a real problem. i will download a file and in the download window it will say done so i go to click open and nothing happends. when i look in file managment i will see the file there but when i double click on it, and a bunch of icons come up. what am i supposed to do after that
 
Old 02-21-2010, 11:41 PM   #2
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It sounds like your browser doesn't know how to open the file. What kind of file is it? Which browser are you using? And do you know where it saves your downloaded files?
 
Old 02-22-2010, 03:53 AM   #3
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Well, a better title for this post would be a good start...

Firstly, what are you trying to achieve: is an installable file, that you want eventually to execute, is it a .pdf, an Open Office document file, a Microsoft Word .doc file?

If it is something that you want to install, it seems that you are ruling out doing this the easy way. That is, the package manager is the easy and intended way of getting new programs on to your system. Is there a reason that you can't use that, in this case?

Oh, and are you using a distribution? Knowing which distro and which version may make it easier to answer the question.
 
Old 02-22-2010, 07:51 AM   #4
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' would be a good place for you to start.

Just a few more links to aid you;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking


The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!

Last edited by onebuck; 02-22-2010 at 01:01 PM.
 
Old 02-22-2010, 07:54 AM   #5
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What file are you trying to run?

What are the icons?

What distro (version) of Linux?
 
  


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