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Re: terminal goes funky

On Tue, Jul 25, 2000 at 10:19:23PM +0200, Sven Burgener wrote
> 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:
> [snip]
> > > 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. :)
> [snip]
> > 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.

Porbably, at the command prompt, they typed
$ echo ^V^O

(that's CTRL+v, CTRL+o)

That plus
$ reset

fixes things in every Linux I've seen; most recently,
$ reset

alone has been enough.

John P.
http://www.mdt.net.au/~john Debian Linux admin & support:technical services

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