Slater Victoroff asked:
Running into a slightly strange situation. Basically for reasons outside of my control I’m on a server that somebody else has set up. I’ve got sudo access, I just can’t figure out what happened or find any documentation.
When I open
sudo nano ~/.bashrc) I get a static view that just overwrites the top row. I can exit only by hitting
enter after hitting
Ctrl+X. Screenshot below.
Same thing happens with
vi, and obviously this makes it impossible to edit anything on the server. Anyone have an idea as to what might be happening here? I’ve done a lot of googling, but it’s tough to lock this down.
lsb_release -a pasted below.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Release: 18.04 Codename: bionic
It sounds like someone has messed with the (virtual) tty settings that are best left alone in the 21st century, unless of course you’re actually using an antique physical terminal from a computer museum…
You should be able to get the tty on the remote server into a usable state with the command (run on the remote server, immediately after logging in):
After you’ve got the terminal working, look for commands like
tput in the shell startup scripts which might be doing strange things to the tty.
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