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CarterCox
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:43 am    Post subject: Strange issue setting up wpa_supplicant Reply with quote

Hi! So I'm trying to set up wireless, so according to the handbook I need to use the file /usr/share/doc/wpa_supplicant-<version>/wpa_supplicant.conf.gz and when I run

Code:
# cat /usr/share/doc/wpa_supplicant-2.6-r3/wpa_supplicant.conf.gz


and my locale is inmediately changed, and the letters become unreadable, So I have to run

Code:
# locale-gen


to get everything to normal again.

The same happens when I run

Code:
# shutdown now


I get a message saying

Quote:
Give root password for manteinance:
(or press Control-D to continue):


Doesn't matter which option I choose, I am logged out and my locale is changed in the same way as before.

Any ideas about what this means?
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NeddySeagoon
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarterCox,

Code:
cat /usr/share/doc/wpa_supplicant-2.6-r3/wpa_supplicant.conf.gz
may do anything to your screen and probably does.
Close your eyes, at least don't look at the console, and type reset to restore normality.

cat does not understand compressed files, as indicated with the gz extension.
Try zcat.
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