Question

Console is not registering any of Keyboard Button Strokes

Posted August 28, 2020 280 views
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I am a WordPress user, and my site shows the error of “Error establishing a database connection” so I head over to the digital ocean dashboard and opened the console, I tried to paste the restart code there, but instead of doing Cntrl+V, I did Cntrl+Shift+V, and that ^C, came, and then I tried to do the Cntrl+V command to paste my restart command, but it freezes, now it is not registering any of the keyword presses or strokes, now what should I do?

See the screenshot https://prnt.sc/u7ggmk

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Hi @brucerobles,

Usually, the Ctrl+Shift+V should actually do the trick. That is the proper way to paste on a terminal.

Having said that, looking at the screenshot provided, it seems like you were under really high load and it was just lagging out. It seems something was hitting your droplet very hard and thus the server had to kill processes.

There are two options here, one is to upgrade your droplet and two, is to find the source of the issue and ty to remidy it.

Regards,
KFSys

Hi @brucerobles,

Usually, the Ctrl+Shift+V should actually do the trick. That is the proper way to paste on a terminal.

Having said that, looking at the screenshot provided, it seems like you were under really high load and it was just lagging out. It seems something was hitting your droplet very hard and thus the server had to kill processes.

There are two options here, one is to upgrade your droplet and two, is to find the source of the issue and ty to remidy it.

Regards,
KFSys

Hello, all

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.

My recommended method to get the key on the Droplet is over SSH itself. You can enable PasswordAuthentication for your Droplet by modifying your /etc/ssh/sshdconfig file. Once set to Yes restart the SSH service and connect via an SSH client for a more stable connection. You can then modify your ~/.ssh/authorizedkeys file to add the appropriate public key.

This should do the job for you as well.

The other option is to temporary enable the PasswordAuthentication from no to yes in order to access your droplet using password and then once you’ve entered your key to disable the PasswordAuthentication again. This way is considered more secure than uploading the key to a Dropbox in case you don’t have any other server to us.

  1. Login to the console on DigitalOcean website.
  2. Type sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config
  3. Change PasswordAuthentication from “no” to “yes” and save the file
  4. Open a terminal on your computer and type ssh username@[hostname or IP address] or if on a Windows box use PuTTY for password login making sure authentication parameters aren’t pointing to a private key
  5. Login with password
  6. Type sudo nano ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
  7. Paste public key text here and save the file
  8. Type sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config
  9. Change PasswordAuthentication from “yes” to “no” and save the file
  10. Log out and attempt to log back in (if using PuTTY make sure you set up auth parameters to point to your private key)

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Alex