May 26th 2008
Day 33 Unzip Problem Solved
I finally got around to downloading and installing 7zip through Synaptic. I clicked Applications, Add/Remove then checked 7zip and clicked Apply Changes. After it installed, I couldn't find it in any of the menus. I guess that is because it is basically a command line program. I eventually found it by navigating to /usr/bin/ (as is stated in the 7zip blurb in Synaptic). I then was able to successfully unzip my zip file by opening a terminal and typing...
/usr/bin/7z e FileName.zip
(It should be noted the file was located in my home directory).
Then I decided to screw around a little, and found out the following. When I find a zip file using Nautilus, clicking the file will of course try to open it using Ubuntu's default unzipping program. When you right click the file, you have the Option to 'Open with Other Application' I then chose 'Use a custom command' and typed....
...then clicked Open.
The file successfully unzips. Personally, I find this convergence of gui and command line to be very, very sweet.
On another note... while screwing around, I found that Ubuntu 8.04's default unzipping program could unzip several of the zip files I had transferred to Ubuntu. So, the one zip file that it would not unarchive that I had mentioned previously, as it turns out, was in the minority. I do find it strange though, that neither Windows XP nor Puppy Linux had trouble unzipping it. At any rate, now that I have 7zip installed, I haven't had trouble unzipping any files on Ubuntu 8.04. When the default unzipper gives the 'An error occurred while loading the archive' message, I simply open it with 7zip instead as described above.
Although I did not get around to using them on this day, I did use Synaptic to download two html programs, Bluefish and Screem. So, hopefully I'll get around to trying them out soon.
Day 34 (May 27th 2008) - Double Whammy of Boot-up Bugs.
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