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8.22   Fixing "whacky characters"

From K.Scott, Mon Oct 11 11:24:10 1999

If the characters go 'wacky' under linux there are a couple of things that might fix it.

  1. echo a control-o. you can do this on command line by typing 'echo ^v ^o' the control-v tells the shell to take the next character as verbatim with no interpretation. The control-o actually resets the display.
  2. 'loadkeys -d' will reload the default key mapping. The symptoms for this aren't usually wacky displays just keys that do the wrong things.
  3. 'setfont' will restore the VGA fonts to the default 8x16 font.


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