While building a fresh new document using Texmaker installed on Ubuntu OS, following error occured.

! LaTeX Error: File `p1.cls' not found.
Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed,
or enter new name. (Default extension: cls)

"p1" is the name of my newly created file. following are contents of the file:

Hello this is intro page

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  • If your file is called p1.tex, then you probably still need to pick a document class .cls file like article.cls by using \documentclass{article}. – jon Jul 3 '15 at 19:41
  • ohh great thanks a lot.. since new to latex wasnt aware of arguments to document class – code Jul 3 '15 at 19:42
  • The class (.cls) and the style files .sty is where most of the mainstream stuff is loaded; your personal refinements go in the preamble. And as a general policy, don't name your article article.tex when you're going to be using article.cls and/or article.sty. – jon Jul 3 '15 at 19:51
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    Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. – Heiko Oberdiek Jul 3 '15 at 19:55

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