Droplet Web Console Outputting Random Characters

Posted January 31, 2019 883 views
DigitalOceanLEMPUbuntu 18.04

Hi there,

After installing a simple LEMP droplet I’ve noticed the web console outputting random characters when I paste a string. I’ve also noticed a lot of my letters randomly change from capital letters to non-capital letters.

I’ve tried it on a Mac computer with several configs of keyboard layouts and I’ve also tried it on a Windows computer with a US keyboard. On both systems I used several browsers and nothing worked.

With this happening, using the web console is just impossible. Any clues on why this is happening?

Thank you in advance!

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Just received an answer from the Digital Ocean support team saying this is a known issue that they have been looking into, but since the solution is not very straightforward, they don’t really know when we can see this fixed.


  • Same issue here, a year later. Did you fix it eventually, or just a new install? I’ll try a fresh installed droplet and just migrate my containers across, see if that helps.

    • Hey! I would like to help you, but I’m going to be honest, I don’t really remember how I solved my problem. I’m pretty sure starting a new droplet fresh fixes that problem, so I’d suggest you try that :)

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