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Old 09-08-2013, 12:14 PM   #1
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whats writting in my terminal


my terminal outputs a set of characters continously like this

^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2
 
Old 09-08-2013, 12:43 PM   #2
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and then i interupt and tap enter in my keyboard and something like this appears


^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~, fedora, fedora^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~
bash: [2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~fedora[2~fedora[2~[2~[2~[2~[22~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~ ^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~, fedora, fedora^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~
bash: [2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~[2~


whats that!! ^[
 
Old 09-08-2013, 01:38 PM   #3
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cant exactly say what is happening with your terminal... so is that happening every time you open a terminal ?
 
Old 09-08-2013, 03:00 PM   #4
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Looks like a stuck keyboard key. found it - the keypad 0 key is repeating.

If you set the numlock key I thing it will begin spewing 0's.
 
Old 09-08-2013, 03:25 PM   #5
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shall agree with jpollard. It's a keyboard issue. It may be that your numlock is off and so its taking the 0 key. It can also be the "Insert" key.
just press the numlock and make it sure that your numpad is on. if the same characters persist then its the insert key that's creating the problem
 
Old 09-08-2013, 04:28 PM   #6
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Didn't event think about the insert key...

You could try turning the keyboard upside down and tapping the keypad corner on a fairly hard surface. It might dislodge something and allow it to work correctly again.
 
Old 09-09-2013, 12:41 AM   #7
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Correct apart from 0, insert key could also be an issue i saw a similar pattern for insert key too... when tested..
 
Old 09-09-2013, 02:06 AM   #8
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^[ is displayed as the escape char (0x1b, 33)
^[[<something> are called escape sequences and used to send commands to the terminal window (instead of chars to display).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANSI_escape_code
 
Old 09-09-2013, 02:26 AM   #9
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im using centos 6.4. but there is an instance where i tap the return key and the word 'fedora' appear
 
Old 09-09-2013, 05:10 AM   #10
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just using centrino for it and is very much impressed with it, thanks for sharing it with us
 
Old 09-09-2013, 08:14 AM   #11
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how do i fix this? by the way im using laptop

Last edited by rpmacaspac; 09-09-2013 at 08:16 AM.
 
Old 09-09-2013, 08:18 AM   #12
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and now it prevents me from using terminal
 
Old 09-09-2013, 11:38 AM   #13
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Clean the keyboard maybe?

Try a different keyboard - if it doesn't have the problem then use the alternate, or buy a new one.
 
  


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