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Incorrect characters in console from my key press. How can I fix?

March 10, 2017 112 views
DigitalOcean Ubuntu 16.04

I press "a", and it shows "^[a". I press "e" and it shows "^[e".

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/displaying-invalid-character-in-digitalocean-console

The above issue seemed similar, but the solution didn't work.

8 comments
  • It looks like the console thinks it's getting the glyph character, which can't be shown, so it's replace with ^[ in front of the character you actually wanted to send.
    Are you using the web console or SSH console like Terminal/PuTTY?

  • @hansen - That would be the web console

  • @janiel Same thing happens in different browsers? Are you using the same language on your OS, browser and keyboard?

  • @hansen - Yep, same thing in ms Edge. Same language across everything, (as in using english).

  • @janiel Does it also happens at login, meaning you cannot login, since you cannot write the username/password correctly? Is it a new droplet?

  • @hansen - I set up the droplet today, and was able to login and create a new password. This started after I installed a few packages on my droplet via apt-get.

  • @janiel So if you reboot the server, does that fix it? It sounds very much like some package has screwed up a key-mapping or something like that.

  • @hansen Rebooting the server from the web interface (Power option - and the Power Cycle button) appears to have fixed it. Gracias!

1 Answer
janiel March 10, 2017
Accepted Answer

Rebooting the server from the web interface (Power option - and the Power Cycle button) appears to have fixed it.

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