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Re: tty5 Displays Gibberish

A good way of wasting the entropy in your system is cat /dev/random :)
k h a o s * lamer
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upload something before downloading, or your class C IP banned.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric G. Miller" <egm2@jps.net>
To: "Debian Users List" <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 2:29 PM
Subject: Re: tty5 Displays Gibberish

> On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 02:13:58AM -0400, John Bacalle wrote:
> > This happens from time to time to me, I hit some errand keystroke and
> > the tty I'm on starts to display unintelligible junk. Login out does not
> > help. ^L, or ^J do not help. As root, 'kill -9 {aberrant getty pid}'
> > does not help. Sh_t, even 'killall getty' does not help; it restarts all
> > tty's, but the funky displaying tty5 (in this case) continues displaying
> > gibberish.
> Yea, "cat /dev/urandom" can do that ;)
> > I searched Usenet, to no avail. I searched the Debian archives, to no
> > avail, searching is dead slow at the moment.
> Hmm, does "reset" work (the command, not the hardware button)?  Usually
> works for me when I accidentally cat a compressed file or some such. You
> may not see the characters echoed correctly when you type it, but it
> usually will do the job.
> --
> Eric G. Miller <egm2@jps.net>
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