Re: terminal goes funky
On Tue, Jul 25, 2000 at 10:05:00PM +0200, Morten Liebach wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 25, 2000 at 09:38:07PM +0200, Sven Burgener wrote:
> > It seems to display things fine, but just with weird characters instead
> > of proper ones. Some characters are fine though, like the "GNU" part of
> > the login prompt. :)
> He, I think this is interesting. I haven't tried it myself in Linux, but
> it has been a problem in some snapshots of OpenBSD that I have used, and
> it surfaced on a mailinglist that it's an age-old artifact in UNIX.
It seems so, particularly as I saw someone undoing this problem with a
key-combination. This person comes from UNIX and not Linux.
When I see him again, I'll ask him what the key-combination is so I can
then post it to the list for everyone's convenience.
> On OpenBSD I've seen the same that you see, all normal chars garbled,
> and all capitals are OK, also (again on OpenBSD) I've seen a bug that
> made ALL chars capital, annoying, and that's also an old old bug, funny
> that such things doesn't disapear with time and, in the case of Linux,
Probably comes from the design of certain things that all / many UNIXen
have in common.
> On OpenBSD the only thing that fixed it was a reboot, YMMV.
Thanks to all the guys who suggested "reset" to me.
# apropos reset
reset (1) - terminal initialization
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