Console stuck in caps lock mode?

September 16, 2015 2.4k views
Linux Commands

Not sure how it happened, but my droplet's console (the browser one) is stuck in caps lock mode. How can I get it back to normal?

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I'm having this same problem however I am on a Dell XPS 13 9350 and there is no "Alt Gr" key on the keyboard.

  • @etmartinkazoo

    I was having a similar issue but it turned out the caps lock was out of sync, ie. when my windows was in caps lock, the console was not and vice versa. Not sure yet how to correct this, but it's manageable at present lol.

    • @etmartinkazoo

      I think the issue I was having with the Digital Ocean web console is related to the Logitech Mouse and Keyboard Settings app on my Windows PC. When I exit that, there is no problem. Not sure that is what you are running into but just thought I would mention it.

Caps lock is out of sync. Happened when I tried to paste text into the console. I have a mac. I haven't found a solution yet.

the console is dysfunctional to the point of being unusable. caps lock, and various other issues. not clear how to add the authorized_keys in, trying through console.

it is a chicken and egg question, how to get the login set up.

a nightmare

Looks like rebooting the server helps. Try to login through the console (although having the caps lock stuck) and issue the reboot command: sudo reboot
You will be logged out. After the reboot login again.
Hope this helps!

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