Re: Possible virus??? I have gibberish all over the screen. My keystrokes contain gibberish and what is returned after my commands is also gibberish

From: Chris Cox (ccox_nopenotthis_at_airmail.net)
Date: 03/24/05


Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 18:16:13 -0600

Bill Marcum wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 19:45:21 GMT, Tauno Voipio
> <tauno.voipio@iki.fi.NOSPAM.invalid> wrote:
>
>>Break the gibberish output with a control-C.
>>
>>Type
>>
>> stty sane
>>
>
> When you cat a binary file, the file may contain escape sequences that
> cause the terminal to display graphics instead of lower case letters.
> "stty sane" won't fix that, but "tput reset" or sometimes just "reset"
> will.
>

or better

tput rmacs

might have to

tput enacs

and then

tput rmacs

You won't be able to read what you are typing, but that should
get things looking normal if you type that in exactly.