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Old 02-21-2012, 04:31 PM   #1
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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 . 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?
Old 02-21-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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The solution to this is easy enough, reinitialize the terminal with reset:

Although, I to this day am not sure what causes it. Anyone?
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:09 AM   #3
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Well, that was easy. I'll try and file that command away for future reference.



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