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montyny 02-21-2012 03:31 PM

Strange keyboard behavior - funny characters on the console
 
Ok, so I admit it's all my fault ... but can you help?

It seemed that my session had locked up. In frustration I pretty much banged across the keys with the control key down :tisk:. It came back to life but ....
the lower case keys now have strange representations (what some might call extended ASCII / PC-8 type characters), so f is a small circle, g is the + on top of a - symbol.

I've tried things like stty sane, loadkeys -d, loadfont, bash -l all to no avail.

Any thoughts as to what I have done - and how to undo it?

jhwilliams 02-21-2012 03:35 PM

The solution to this is easy enough, reinitialize the terminal with reset:

Code:

reset
Although, I to this day am not sure what causes it. Anyone?

montyny 02-22-2012 07:09 AM

Well, that was easy. I'll try and file that command away for future reference.

Thanks.


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