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Old 01-12-2013, 10:24 PM
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I installed PCBSD 9.1. I am running as is, no modifications. I am trying to get my wireless work. PCBSD says it is supported. In trying to learn BSD (windows user), have been trying to use Xerm to get information such is boot info etc. When I use sudo /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf for example, I am prompted for my admin password. When I type it in, nothing appears to be typed, no astrix, nothing. I assume this is normal. When I hit enter, I get the message "command not found". What am I not doing, do I need to switch to the GNOME desktop from LXDE desktop?
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:47 PM
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Your command does not do anything, you first told your os to give you superuser rights and then you just mentioned file name, not what to do with that file. OLD MS-Dos would have given you "Bad command or filename" error. Try some thing like this if you want to just view contents of that file
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more /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
if you want to edit it, try for example
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 sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:21 PM
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Thank you. Where can I find the information pertaining to the commands and how to use them. I have been looking at FreeBSD and have yet to find anything.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:33 PM
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FreeBSD handbook http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...ooks/handbook/

Also some web sites like this may help http://bsdtutorial.org/unix-basics.p...roduction.html

And last but not least when you know name of command typing man nameofcommand to console may offer some help.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:50 PM
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