James Takac p3nndrag0n at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 00:08:05 UTC 2007


On Tuesday 04 September 2007 14:46:33 debiani386 wrote:
> LOUISA ROPER wrote:
> > hey you dont no me but maybe you can help me. ive been tring to ask
> > ubuntu a question but dont know how to do it.  i just put ubuntu on my
> > laptop and i cant download nothing i tried to download java and some
> > other stuff and it all does the same thing.  what it does is when you
> > click download a screen comes up and only says cancel or save so i
> > click save then another box comes up to the right and it shows the
> > downloading the after its done it give you 2 choices one remove the
> > other open well it want open and if one does it say there is no
> > support and some says to change the preferences but dont tell you what
> > to change ok thank you for at least reading
>
> for some reason, ubuntu's firefox wont let you open it from the download
> manager, you need to go to the location of where the file has been
> downloaded (more then likely the desktop) to be able to view/run the file
>
> --cj

Hi

Ok then, what type of file is being downloaded? That it says there's support 
for said file suggests to me there's nothing associated with the filetype in 
order to run it. If it's a type of archive file (zip, rar, gz, etc) then 
maybe you don't have a suitable archiving program installed yet. If it's a 
windows executable (an exe file) the you'll need wine installed to run it. 
I'd say it's a good bet you just don't have the required software installed 
yet to open the particular filetype

James




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