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Old 01-22-2004, 03:22 PM   #1
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Hi. I've looked online for a little bit here and am having some trouble. I'm new to linux and this is probably an elementary mistake. I have an ATI all in wonder card and would like to get the tv in working. I have been to the gatos.sourceforge site and downloaded the tar.gz file they gave me. i went to run the file:

tar zxvf ATI*.tar.gz

I get an error message:

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

I was looking in another forum at someone who had a very similar problem and someone's solution was to check the file...

file ATI*.tar.gz

ATI-4.3.0-13.i386.tar.gz: ASCII HTML document text, with very long lines

I have redownloaded the file 3 times now, so i'm pretty sure i have the correct file. any help would be appreciated.

actually, would not running in root do make this problem? thx again

jason
 
Old 01-22-2004, 03:25 PM   #2
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my guess is that you've only downloaded the download page from the sourceforge page. Go back and download the actual file. You could also try opening the file in a web browser.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 03:25 PM   #3
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its tar -xjvf ATI*.tar.gz

note the 'j'

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Old 01-22-2004, 03:27 PM   #4
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The j is for bzip2 files not gzip files.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 03:27 PM   #5
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well somethings wrong cause it should say at minimal :
gzip compressed data, from UNIX
but there may be other things like ", max compression" written there too
so in any case, thats not a tarball, and you'll have to find it somewheres else ...
and no not running in root wouldn't cause that ... you typed the proper command it just all comes down to not being a tarball ..
 
Old 01-22-2004, 03:29 PM   #6
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i'm pretty sure i have downloaded the correct file, not just some web content.

actually, i did just try the root and my problem is somewhat solved...

i used my zxvf flags, not the j like you said. it worked when i did it, but when i tried the j it did not.. also, what is the j for?

thx
 
Old 01-22-2004, 03:36 PM   #7
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I take back what i said just before. I did an experiment and here is what i suggest.

1) It worked perfectly fine for me with those flags you mentioned in the beginning.
2) Make sure there is gzip installed on your system. (maybe some libraries are missing or some such)
3) I really hope that you are not downloading the file into windows and then somehow pulling it into Linux, while its possible, you have to do it in specific form so that you preserve file formatting tags.

(edit): i see it worked for you. but why did he have to go root to do it? Anyone?

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Old 01-22-2004, 03:40 PM   #8
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3. no, i'm using linux... (my windows died a little while ago...)
2. how do i check if it is installed?
 
Old 01-22-2004, 03:41 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by jasonmantey
i used my zxvf flags, not the j like you said. it worked when i did it, but when i tried the j it did not.. also, what is the j for?
see my post above

Quote:
Originally posted by Mikhail_16
3) I really hope that you are not downloading the file into windows and then somehow pulling it into Linux, while its possible, you have to do it in specific form so that you preserve file formatting tags.
Shouldn't matter with a binary file. unless you ftp'd over in ascii.

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Originally posted by Mikhail_16

(edit): i see it worked for you. but why did he have to go root to do it? Anyone?
Perhaps the folder you were in was only writeable by root.

I am surprised that it reported an html file type though. It seemed like you had the wrong file,
 
Old 01-22-2004, 03:44 PM   #10
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well..... it depends.... if you just did tar xzvf there will be a directory next to the gz file. Called X11 for some reason. (at least thats what it was on mine). if you followed instructions on the site... then.... check if instructions mention how to check if it works.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 03:49 PM   #11
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Perhaps the folder you were in was only writeable by root.
i really should read instructions better, he was in /usr folder. no wonder it did not allow him to extract the stuff.

>>how do i check if it is installed?

Restart X server if it was running, and you are set.
 
  


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