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Old 10-18-2009, 08:41 PM   #1
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Down Loader Stuck Using Document Viewer to Open Downloads


I tried downloading a driver from NVIDIA, but it opens in document viewer, I have trouble finding the program that should. How do I do this?
 
Old 10-18-2009, 10:11 PM   #2
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What tool are you using to download the file? If it is a browser, have you checked you browser preferences to see where downloads are saved, and what to do with the file once it's downloaded (such as: try to open it with a document viewer)?

Change the preferences to download the file to a direction of your choice, and uncheck the document viewer option.

The nvidia driver is probably a tar.gz file (compressed tar archive). Check the nvidia website from which you downloaded the driver. You should also find installation instructions.
 
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When I click download, I get a page of programming writing, in firefox.
 
Old 10-19-2009, 11:42 PM   #4
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With Firefox running, click on the Edit menu, then click on Preferences at the bottom of the edit menu. In the Main tab of the Preferences menu, in the section labeled DOWNLOADS, select "Save files to", then enter the path and directory to save files in.

Also save a copy of the installation instructions from the nvidia website from which you download the driver.

Then follow those instructions to install the driver.
 
Old 10-20-2009, 04:21 AM   #5
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When I click download, I get a page of programming writing, in firefox.
The solution is not to click "download". Instead, right-click the link and choose "Save link as ...". Choose a destination for the file.
 
Old 11-07-2009, 12:12 AM   #6
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I downloaded the best NVIDIA driver I could find, but still opening it with the right application is not possible, I can't find the right option, it goes to my name file, or desktop.
 
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I re-started my computer, and managed to change to open with option, when I found the download in my destop and right clicked. I tried archive manager and Autorun, neither would open the driver.
 
Old 11-07-2009, 03:03 AM   #8
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You should have read the HOWTO INSTALL on the nvidia site.
Anyway, see here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...70#post3227670
 
  


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