Problems with downloading a file

Asked by M Talvitie on 2009-11-14

I'm using Ubuntu 8.10 and I try to download a '.tar.gz' file from an internet site, which I know very well. The download should work but my Firefox Web Browser gives me the message:

Content Encoding Error
The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because it uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression.
    * Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

This has happened very often before, too, and now I cannot go on with my work. Could somebody pls. help me to solve this?
Instead of the error message, I should get a box which asks me whether I want to open or save the package.

Thanks in advance!

M Talvitie

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Cristi Nistor (cristi-nistor) said : #1

Try clearing the cache an cookies. Are you able to right click the link and chose "Save Link As.."?

M Talvitie (marianne-talvitie) said : #2

Thanks a lot, this really helped me!!

Marianne Talvitie

Quoting "Cristi Nistor" <email address hidden>:

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Cristi Nistor (cristi-nistor) said : #3

Please mark your question as solved and mark the right answer.

Thank you.

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