There was a problem opening the file “/home/loricarnahan/Downloads/”.

Asked by Lori Carnahan on 2019-04-07

There was a problem opening the file “/home/loricarnahan/Downloads/”. I saw a response in the Q&A that was suggested to me. I attempted it and it won't run I can't even get the hplip-3-19-3 to complete. Please be gently. I am not a programmer, developer, or a business. I'm very frustrated and scared I'll have to return my printer over this not working.

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Manfred Hampl
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Lori Carnahan (loricarnahan) said : #1

The error says the file you opened has some invalid characters, if you continue editing this file you could corrupt this document.

I haven't edited anything. Something is really wrong. I am using Ubuntu 18.04.

Lori Carnahan (loricarnahan) said : #2

I even tried to load 3.16.7 I am getting the same error.

Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

How do you "open" the installer file? A doubleclick probably does not perform the right action.

see for details:
open a terminal window and issue the command
cd Downloads
and then issue the command

Lori Carnahan (loricarnahan) said : #4

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.