I'm getting incorrect keystrokes on a regular basis.

February 17, 2019 318 views
Linux Commands

Using the DO web-based terminal interface, I will frequently run into a situation where what I type is displayed incorrectly on the screen. There does not appear to be any way to recover from this, other than turning the droplet off and on again.

When I type "a", returned will be "^[a", which is unrecognizable.

This is the same problem as described here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/incorrect-characters-in-console-from-my-key-press-how-can-i-fix

However I'm getting this very frequently. Once every day or two, I have to turn off my droplet to force a new login.

This problem is persistent over multiple devices, since they share the same login instance (if I'm using correct terminology).

How can I fix this? Thanks.

1 comment
  • You probably can't, a web terminal is pretty pernickety and this issue is at the side of DO.
    Use a SSH client like PuTTY on Windows or just a shell on Mac/Linux

1 Answer

Hey friend,

The web console is decent for emergency purposes, but you should enjoy an SSH client much more when the server is functioning and allowing you to connect.

Jarland

  • Well, sure, I get that. But I can access DO’s terminal from work, but SSH is blocked. I can use an app such as Termius on iOS, but it drops the connection. Is the weird-character a problem with the console implementation, a problem of Ubuntu or something else? Thanks.

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