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Old 03-04-2009, 10:03 AM   #1
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How to best learn to effectively use the terminal in Ubuntu?

Hey Guys,

This is my first question, so let me know if there's some Open-Source-Community-esoteric thread or posting protocol that I'm failing to follow...

My problem is a simple one that has been addressed in many of the threads posted on this site. I can't get Ubuntu to recognize my wireless card (Linksys 2.4 GHz, version 3.1, can't remember the rest).

Thing is, after reading through a lot of posts, I'm realizing that the solution to that problem is dependent on me learning how to use the terminal (command prompt) effectively, and also learning the convention and use of the file system.

So I guess my question summarized is: Can someone please direct me to a source of information that explains (preferably in layman's terms and with illustrations, but I'll take what I can get) how to best get started using the terminal and setting up my configuration properly?

Everything posted here is really helpful, but it's in bits and pieces, and often assumes that I know a lot of things that I do not. I guess even the Newbie page isn't elementary enough sometimes.

Thanks in advance,

Old 03-04-2009, 10:08 AM   #2
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Get the Bash guide

Konsole has many nice properties.

#man lspci

press q to quit

use tab keys for command completion
Old 03-04-2009, 10:48 AM   #3
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I don't think there's a centralized website to teach you all about commands/terminal. But this can give you a hand:

It's still better for you to learn by your own means instead of following a strict guide. Search. Try. Read.
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Originally Posted by amani View Post
Good---but i would start with the Bash Guide for Beginners (same site)
Konsole has many nice properties.

#man lspci

press q to quit

use tab keys for command completion
Those are not properties of Konsole ( a terminal program)---they are part of the shell (eg BASH)


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