SUMMARY: console unusable and break-doesnt-halt problem

From: Broun, Bevan <>
Date: Mon May 10 2004 - 22:51:33 EDT
Thanks to Jim VandeVegt and others.

Paul suggested crtl-j (and crtl-q to fix andy crtl-s), which is what I
needed as my returns where just appearing as crtl-m on the command line. So
I did, in semi-darkness, after a few crtl-j, followed by:

/usr/bin/stty sane crtl-j
/usr/ucb/reset crtl-j

which got me something working (so I tried it a few more times), but it
seemed that the locale was funny.  Logging out and in didnt fix it so I did
a quick reboot. Console fixed - we will call that 4 points to Jim.

How to return the system such that a break from the console does a halt is
still open but not urgent - Ill send another summary if people answer this
one before I find it myself.

Thanks again


on Tue, May 11, 2004 at 12:02:38PM +1000, Broun, Bevan <> wrote:
> Hi All
> I have a little problem with an E420R that Im accessing via a terminal
> server (lightwave). OS is solaris 8 2/02, but I dont think that is
> important.
> 1: somehow I manage to screw the console settings. Hitting ctrl-C seems to
> give me a new prompt (like hitting a return) but I cant do anything else.
> 2: I was going to do a quick reboot to fix but when I send a break I get to
> an "ok" prompt from which I can resume with "go" (amount other things). The
> system was configured to halt on this signal, but someone has changed it I
> cant see how to do a clean shutdown so I can reboot.
> 5 points if you can tell me how to get a working console without reboot, 2
> points for getting the OS down with a sync of disks first.
> thanks in advance
> BB
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