Toby DiPasquale on 10 Nov 2005 10:58:51 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] Keyboard Strangeness

On Thu, Nov 10, 2005 at 12:41:28AM -0500, Doug Crompton wrote:
> My server has been up for over a year without a reboot. 99.9% of the time
> I log in via SSH on my local network. Just recently when I attempted to
> login on the 'real - plugged into the PS2 connector' keyboard I get
> strange characters like ^g when I hit g and it is basically unusable. I
> cannot login. I tried killing the term but it stays the same. It also
> seems the other virtual sessions are hosed (F2,F3, etc.) if it even
> switches to them.
> Is there anything else I can do to reset the hardware without reboot which
> I expect would fix it? I don't want to spoil my uptime record!

You could try running the reset(1) command on the 'real' console. It may have
been that some binary data was accidentally shunted to /dev/console and
caused the term to get messed up. Worth a shot.

Toby DiPasquale
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