I'm stuck again

Raymond House raymondh40 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 13:00:07 UTC 2015


Hi Cranky, I get this:  raymond at raymond-HP-Pavilion-TS-15-Notebook-PC:~$ cd
Downloads
raymond at raymond-HP-Pavilion-TS-15-Notebook-PC:~/Downloads$ cd
raymond at raymond-HP-Pavilion-TS-15-Notebook-PC:~$




On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 8:55 AM, CrankyOldBugger <crankyoldbugger at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Just change the last to CD.
>
> cd Downloads
> On Mar 19, 2015 8:36 AM, "Raymond House" <raymondh40 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> If I do ls Downloads, with capital D, yes all the files are there,
>> highlighted in colour. How do I cd this Jeff?
>>
>> On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 8:33 PM, CrankyOldBugger <
>> crankyoldbugger at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Frank makes a good point.  Can you do an "ls" to find the file, then
>>> actually cd into that folder and try the command again, starting from the
>>> "tar ..." part (ignore the /home/... part at the start).  If you're in the
>>> right folder then it should work (and the Tab auto-complete should also
>>> work).
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, 18 Mar 2015 at 20:29 Frank Morris <morris.frank.a at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I've had similar "detected problem" PPP ups on a few VM running 14.04.
>>>> I've just ignored them...seems fine.
>>>>
>>>> You've probably already checked but, I've pulled my hair out a bit with
>>>> two different download directories. The last few posts I saw you working in
>>>> "Downloads". Is there also a "downloads" directory? Capitalization has
>>>> spanked me a few times in Linux.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Mar 18, 2015, at 4:50 PM, Raymond House <raymondh40 at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> What I'm tying to do in open the app for my VPN so I can get to use
>>>> it.I did this twice before with ubuntu and star sapphire and it worked
>>>> fine.I have had so many problems with ubuntu on this machine that I did a
>>>> clean reinstall of 14.04 and now trying to get the VPN to work,even with
>>>> nothing else on this machine, just ubuntu 14.04 I'm still getting all sorts
>>>> of "14.04 trouble reports"and it always suggest that I shut down and
>>>> restart.I think I'm getting close to heave it in the trash bin and get an
>>>> android tablet.Sorry for the long story.You guys have been great with all
>>>> your help but why does it not just WORK.
>>>> .
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 4:05 PM, Raymond House <raymondh40 at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I hit tab and nothing happens, yet, if I go to downloads, it's there.
>>>>>
>>>>> On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM, CrankyOldBugger <
>>>>> crankyoldbugger at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Well you're in the right folder now (Downloads)
>>>>>> Can you start with "tar xvzf inst" (without the quotes) then hit Tab
>>>>>> to autocomplete the filename?  That's how I avoid spelling mistakes.  If
>>>>>> you hit Tab and nothing happens, then the file isn't there.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Wed, 18 Mar 2015 at 15:58 Raymond House <raymondh40 at gmail.com>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> here is what I get:raymond at raymond-HP-Pavilion-TS-15-Notebook-PC:~$
>>>>>>> cd ~/Downloads; tar xvzf installer_linux.tar.gz
>>>>>>> tar (child): installer_linux.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or
>>>>>>> directory
>>>>>>> tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
>>>>>>> tar: Child returned status 2
>>>>>>> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
>>>>>>> raymond at raymond-HP-Pavilion-TS-15-Notebook-PC:~/Downloads$
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 3:56 PM, Stephen M. Webb <
>>>>>>> stephen.webb at canonical.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On 15-03-18 03:53 PM, Raymond House wrote:
>>>>>>>> > if I do that I get the following:bash: /home/raymond/Downloads/:
>>>>>>>> Is a directory
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Maybe this?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>   cd ~/Downloads; tar xvzf installer_linux.tar.gz
>>>>>>>>
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