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Console corrupt text

Posted February 2, 2021 362 views
Building on DigitalOcean

I am trying to install discourse but it is impossible to see the console text since it looks corrupted how do i fix it ?

https://i.imgur.com/rrDxjfx.png

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Hello @desarrolladoreshispanos ,

Please try rebooting the server from the web interface (Power option - and the Power Cycle button) as it can help fix this issue.

The web-based console can be finicky depending on the browser you’re using, so it’s often best to use either Terminal on MacOS or PuTTy on Windows 8/10 to SSH in to your server and access the CLI.

You will usually use the console if you can’t access your droplet using ssh via a ssh client and it’s usually the last resort option when it comes to troubleshooting.

You can also check our docs on How to Connect to Droplets with SSH:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/how-to/connect-with-ssh/

There are two options at the bottom of the doc:
Connect with OpenSSH

and

Connect with PuTTY

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Lalitha

Hello, all

The Droplet web console provides out-of-band access and is available regardless of your network settings. It emulates the access you would have if you were sitting down with a keyboard and monitor attached to the actual server. You can use this feature to log in and revert bad settings to regain normal access.

Also the Copy/Paste functionality of our web console is a bit odd; the code backing it is custom due to the way the VNC window is implemented for accessing your Droplet. It isn’t a good idea, in my experience, to rely on the console for long copy/pasting like an SSH key.

I will highly recommend you to use a ssh client for you daily tasks such as editing files and changing system configuration.

As mentioned you will usually use the console if you can’t access your droplet using ssh via a ssh client and it’s usually the last resort option when it comes to troubleshooting.

You can also check our docs on How to Connect to Droplets with SSH:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/how-to/connect-with-ssh/

There are two options at the bottom of the doc:
Connect with OpenSSH
and
Connect with PuTTY

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Alex