Debian :: Characters Corrupted When Using Console Apps?

Jul 4, 2010

I'm having a problem with getting the console to display special characters. I can type special characters in on the command line but they arent outputted properly when using something like aptitude or man. What I find strange is that in X the same programs work fine.

Heres the locale settings:


Unfortunately I dont know how to find the font settings.

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Debian :: Unreadable Characters In Console Mode And In Keyboard Layout?

Oct 10, 2010

I'm getting a weird charset problem in a chroot'ed system that I kexec'ed into. It is especially noticeable in ncurses programs like aptitude, but it also noticeable in vim. [URL] My locales are configured to en_US.UTF-8, I have choosen my keyboard layout with kbd-config while in the chroot before kexec'ing into it, I've passed the bootkbd= parameter to the kexec'ed kernel, and my TERM variable is set to "linux". I can't try xterm because this chroot system doesn't has X.

EDIT: I just noticed that the keyboard layout I selected is not working properly. All keys work fine except the ones that are specific to my country. Instead of ç I get a weird symbol.

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Red Hat :: Set Console Font (corrupted After Yum Update)?

Mar 11, 2009

I'm running RHEL 5.3 on one box at work; after the initial installation, the console font was fine (although it was visible in only one of two monitors: dual-head was configured automatically).After the first yum upgrade (which brought in dozens of packages), the console font became almost unusable. At first I can log in (say, on TTY1), but after the next few keystrokes every blank part of the display is changed to a capital G with a caret. Also, stdout (in some cases) is in an unreadable (for me, cyrillic maybe?) font. (And now the same - corrupted - display is visible in both monitors) I can't find the command to choose another console font. Looked in the "system-config*" type scripts to no avail

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Slackware :: Unreadable Characters At Console Screen After KDE Logout?

Jan 17, 2011

I'm using Slackware 13.1.

Whenever I logout of KDE and go back into console mode, the characters at the console screen become unreadable gibberish. Is anyone else having this problem?

I can ctl+alt+F? to work at another console screen, but the ctl+alt+F1 screen remains unreadable until I reboot.

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Debian :: What Is " 'name Of Packet.deb' Is Corrupted" - Watch List Of Corrupted Packets?

Aug 15, 2010

What is " 'name of packet.deb' is corrupted" ? How i do watch list of corrupted packets? How i do reinstall all corrupted packets?

OS: debian

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Software :: Line-drawing Characters Not Longer Drawn In Console After Kernel Upgrade?

Jun 24, 2009

I upgraded in Ubuntu from 2.6.28-13 to 2.6.30 and now I get no line-drawing characters in applications like alsamixer; instead they are replaced by 127-bit chars like 'lqqk'. As a coder, I'd really like to understand what happened - what changed (file in /etc?) affecting terminal capabilities, and what does the kernel have to do with it .

PS: the distro is Jaunty and I used the debs at



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Ubuntu Installation :: DEVED Error 1 "corrupted Filesystem Tarfile - Corrupted Package Archive"

Jan 24, 2010

I'm COMPLETELY new to linux. I"m running Ubuntu 9.10 and TRYING to install Devede. I have tried the Terminal, Synaptic Manger, and the Add/Remove and still keep getting this same error. I'm running a regular 32 bit Pentium 3 process to test if I like Linux or not. this is what it says: E: /var/cache/apt/archives/libavcodec-extra-52_4%3a0.5+svn20090706-2ubuntu3_i386.deb: corrupted filesystem tarfile - corrupted package archive this is not a DUAL boot computer either.

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Debian :: IDevice Error - Possible Corrupted File

Feb 8, 2011

I got an iPhone 3GS and it seems to give me a weird error when trying to mount it. Here is a screenshot. Here are a few details on the system:
* Fresh install (Debian 6.0) netinstall.
* Added the ipw2200-bss.fw during install
* Installed using eth0 (network cable) using the mirror. (possible corrupted file?)
* Machine is an IBM ThinkPad T43.
The image is to big to fit here, so here is the link: [URL]

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Debian :: USB Drive Corrupted - Cannot Read Superblock

Mar 16, 2011

I have a removable USB pen drive, that all of a sudden, when it got 99% used, stopped working. When I try to mount it (manually) I get "can't read superblock". I know there is a ton about this on Google and I've read a lot of them, but most seem to be about formatting a drive, or fiddling in fstab. I'm trying to run fsck on it, and it finds errors, (among them: two FAT-tables?) but then it just freezes, and CPU goes to 100 % and I let it be like that for 4 minutes, before aborting. Scandisk in windows is rubbish (fails to start), and running "chkdsk /f F:", in windows, results in nothing, the shell crashes immediately. Is it normal for fsck to get stuck and just chew up CPU? It does not seem to be reading from the drive, according to conky. Also, is it possible to run fsck as normal user, (at my work)?

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Ubuntu :: Delete All ASCII Characters In File - Leave Chinese Characters Only

Jul 8, 2011

What command could I use in terminal to delete all ASCII characters? That is, delete a-z, A-Z, 0-9, and all punctuation? I have a file containing Chinese characters, and I want to remove everything else and leave just the Chinese.

I can use grep to leave only the lines that have Chinese in them, but this still leaves a lot of non-Chinese stuff on those lines. Does anyone know how I could actually remove everything that isn't Chinese?

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General :: Does Non-printing Characters Escape Characters Still Needed For PS1 Definition?

Aug 28, 2011

While modifying the definition of my PS1, I saw that "[" and "]" markers should be added to help bash to compute the right display lenght. Many exemples on the web do not use them or even mention them.I searched for a solution to add them automatically, like with sed, but I didn't find any example.Are they still needed and is there a recommandation not to use sed to define PS1?

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Debian Configuration :: Dbus Package Is Corrupted Or Not Complete?

May 12, 2010

I had my laptop turned on. The battery turned out low and my pc shut down (not in the correct way obviously)! Plus: I was running apt-get upgrade but it should have done before shutting down. Now, I restarted my pc and under nm-applet I see: "wireless network: device not ready" and at login I get the message: "Network configurations failed. org.freedesktop.dbus.error.spawn.PermissionsInvalid: the permission of the setuid helper is not correct" and that I could not be able to connect via bluetooth (but actuallyu I can't use wireless!)! What to do guys? I use debian squeeze. I read from someone using kubuntu that he solved the problem reinstalling all the packages with "dbus" in their name. But I don't know if my ethernet will work yet!

Update: if I run dpkg-reconfigure dbus, it tells me that dbus package is corrupted or not complete: could be the issue?

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Debian Configuration :: Corrupted (permanent) Systemd Logs In Jessie

Apr 22, 2016

I've enabled permanent systemd logs in Jessie, and after a while I'm seeing messages about corrupted logs when checking with journalctl --verify

Code: Select allInvalid tail monotonic timestamp 0%
File corruption detected at /var/log/journal/..........

as far as I can see, there is currently no option to delete this files from within systemd facilities, is that correct?

Should they be deleted manually, or just left alone?

Apparently I can still read all older logs regardless of such reported corruption, using the journalctl --boot -n option.

EDIT:Another thing coming to mind is that this has been happening for me not only in Jessie but in every systemd-based distro that I've tried, once permanent logging is enabled: is that some kind of systemd bug?

What would exactly mean

Code: Select allFile corruption detected at /var/log/journal/38d5e6b861134eadb37cbd64b98a66bd/user-65534@d1745ac610d2459f940a24f27abd6d47-0000000000000f14-00051b8d2dabdcac.journal:000000 (of 8388608 bytes, 0%)

in particular, the 0% of 8388608 bytes part ?

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OpenSUSE :: UTF-8 Characters On Vi / Can't Handle Those Characters Properly

Jun 16, 2010

I have my OpenSuse 11.1 box set up with utf-8, however, every time I try to open a file with utf-8 characters with vi it can't handle those characters properly.

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Debian :: DOS Era CDROM In Chinese Characters

Mar 19, 2016

This is to do with accessing Dos era CD rom under Linux.The characters in directory and file titles appear as "chinese".As I know that I've loaded and installed programs from these CD roms onto a Windows 2000 machine, I'm wondering why I can not read the file names now. They are definitely in English.I've research and found the mount -o "characterset" but I shouldn't need to do that as they are not foreign language CD roms.The only other thing I can think off is that they are both degraded, but I would not have expected that of commercial CD roms.

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Debian :: Japanese Characters Not Displayed Properly

Sep 9, 2011

Debian won't display Japanese characters properly, it shows them as symbols. Is there a language pack or a particular browser plugin I need to install? It's sort of a noobish question, but I looked for something related to this issue in my Package Manager, and didn't find anything that seemed suitable/related.

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Debian :: Apt-get Install All Possible Characters For All The Languages In The World?

Mar 13, 2011

i would like to be able to display/type all the characters/letters in my browser, character map and any other place you could think of. right now most of the languages in my character map are displayed as hex codes.

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Debian :: Strange Characters On Fresh Install

Aug 22, 2010

when i run dpkg-reconfigure locales and the gui comes up its mostly strange characters like in the picture.URL...Its like that on every gui im opening.its an vps im ssh'ing to. So my first guess was that it was an ssh client error but i cant change anything in the client,im using tunnelier.

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Debian Configuration :: CUPS PDF - Strange Characters In Text

Apr 18, 2016

I can't find the reason cups pdf driver do this. I created my default printer as is told:

CUPS PDF--> Generic Printer--> Generic CUPS-PDF Printer

The pdf created shows well, but when i drag to select and copy text, it copies some strange characters as following:

☎✆✝✞✟✟✝✆✠✡☛ ☞✌☛✍✡✎ ✏ ☛✄✑✄ ✎✞✟✄✂✒✞✓ ✔✁✓✁ ✕✖✞✑✗✓✞ ✍✁✂✂✄
☎✆✝✞✟✟✝✆✜✁ ✢✖✟✝✖✛✁ ✘✞✂ ✘✖✣✞✓✄ ✏ ✤✁✛✥ ✜✁✦✟✄✣☎✘✄✛
☎✆✝✞✟✟✝✆✕✞✛✓✞✝✄✟ ✘✞ ✙✣✁ ✑✞✣✝✞ ✖✣✝✞✂✖✧✞✣✝✞★ ✍✞✛✣✖✛✁✂✂✄

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Debian :: Browser Renders Html In Very Large Characters?

Mar 20, 2010

I recently installed Debian 5 04 AMD64, when I double-click on any HTML document it is rendered in very large characters.I guess one of the browsers installed (Iceweasel or Epiphany) is selected by default but I cannot find any clue as to which one.What puzzles me most is that I have not yet edited the Apache2 config files to give access to the directories where these files are stored, nor the user etc, and as far as I understand these HTML documents should not yet be available to Apache2 and the browser.

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Debian :: Getting Unicode Characters (Japanese) To Display Properly?

Mar 3, 2009

I recently intalled Debian lenny and I'm having issues with some of the unicode characters. Instead of displaying the symbols properly it shows one of the following depending on font/app:

1) Square outline with four letters/numbers arranged inside
2) Just a blank square outline
3) Just a blank space

I haven't been able to test all possible characters, but from a quick check it seems that Cyrillic works properly, Japanese doesn't.A few Google searches later and I'm no wiser on how to fix the issue. Any help?

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Ubuntu :: Hidden Mimized Apps \ Reach Apps That Minimized Them Self And Are Not Shown In The Top Menu?

Apr 30, 2011

Some minimized apps no longer appear in the top menu and by that are no longer accessible.For example firefox with the minimize addon or Jungel Disk backup service.How can I reach apps that minimized them self and are not shown in the top menu?

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Debian :: Latin-1 Extended Characters Not Properly Shown In GNOME

Nov 13, 2010

Debian "squeeze" AMD64 Some filenames, containing accented or other extended ASCII characters are not shown both in Nautilus and Terminal, nor in Virtual Console.

I also noticed than when asking octave interpreter (ran from terminal) to display character range from 97 to 140 the output was:

On the other hand, when executing the same query in qtoctave the characters are displayed properly.

I've tried to change the font that the gnome terminal uses, to no benefit.

My default locale is en_us.utf8 and I am about to install every package that contains the prefix ttf
thank you for your time reading this

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Debian Multimedia :: Urdu Font Characters Appear Disjointed In Browsers

Oct 1, 2010

I'm on a Debian Lenny system. I recently installed scim to use the Urdu language and have gotten it to work by following the instructions on this website.

Everything works except that Iceweasel and Epiphany don't display the typed Urdu fonts properly. The characters are there but sometimes they don't join properly.

This problem doesn't occur with other programs such as OpenOffice, etc.

How fonts should be displayed (eg. OpenOffice): [URL]

How fonts are displayed in Iceweasel: ہ ا ں

How do I make Iceweasel and Epiphany behave properly? The characters remain disjointed even if I select the traditional keyboard method of entering text (i.e. via the Keyboard Indicator GNOME applet [India>Urdu]).

I have the appropriate locales installed:

locale -a

I've noticed that even though these characters appear disjointed in Iceweasel or Epiphany, they appear normal when I look at the entered text, via Firefox in Windows. That's strange.

The Character Encoding is the same in the browsers on both OS s - UTF8. So clearly this isn't a character encoding issue I guess. There appears to be a problem with the way Urdu fonts are rendered in the Debian version of Firefox (gecko engine issue maybe?).

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Jan 2, 2016

I was updating my system (sudo apt-get upgrade) and had several nvidia drivers proposed as "Suggested"... I changed the options for apt-get to include the suggestions, did the upgrade, and suddenly the normal size fonts in menus, along the "task bar", inside Chrome tabs and headers, and other places became too small for my old eyes to read.

I have tried Google and found issues within Gnome (mostly fonts too large).

I have tried removing the nvidia-driver so I could go back to nouveau (which worked fine) but the next time I updated my software table (sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get upgrade) the nvidia drivers seemed to return, even though I had purged the nvidia that I had removed... what remains on the system is:

Code: Select allglx-alternative-nvidia                          install
libegl1-nvidia:amd64                            install
libgl1-nvidia-glx:amd64                         install
libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386                          install
libgl1-nvidia-glx-i386                          install
libgles1-nvidia:amd64                           install


The motherboard is a Gigabyte AMD 9 Series FX Motherboards GA-970A-D3P; CPU is AMD FX-8350; video card is a GEForce 8400 gs; system has 32GB of 1866 RAM; a SSD for software and 750 GB spinning HD, both SATA III/6G.

I just want to be able to easily read the headings, and content in dolphin

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Nov 16, 2014

I have an ASUS Zenbook UX31E with Debian testing and LXDE as a Desktop environment. I have a Logitech T630 Mouse that I connect through Bluetooth. When the mouse is paired I can use it properly but I get random keys typed in my desktop such as "1", "2" or "/".I am a regular user of Debian, and I have being using the system for several years now even worked as sysadmin for sometime. However I do not have much knowledge about Bluetooth devices management. I found no information on this issue on the internet and I do not know where too look for more info on my own system. Here is some info I got:

Code: Select all:~$ hciconfig -a hci0
hci0:   Type: BR/EDR  Bus: USB
        BD Address: 74:2F:68:CC:5C:74  ACL MTU: 1022:8  SCO MTU: 183:5
        RX bytes:606 acl:0 sco:0 events:36 errors:0
        TX bytes:939 acl:0 sco:0 commands:36 errors:0

I have tested "blueman-applet" and "bluedevil" as desktops applets and pairing through console gives same results, so it seems like a problem with the bluetooth communication.

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Jun 2, 2011

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May 24, 2011

it was difficult for me to get it set up. So, when Squeeze became the stable release, I strayed. Tried Ubuntu, Mandriva, PCLOS, Mepis, both KDE and Gnome, and after using Lenny for several months, they all sucked. So I'm back, and although it took me several hours, over a few days, and 50 searches, I have Squeeze set up just how I want. I love how fast and stable it is!!

I've become a big fan of Gnome over the past year, because of how simple, fast and stable it is. But, there are a few KDE apps I prefer over the ones available for Gnome. I want to install K3b, KTorrent, digiKam/showFoto, and probably Amarok (although I haven't given Rythembox a fair chance). I realize this will install the KDE base, but other than the space taken up, is there any disadvantage to doing this? If there's a chance it will affect the speed and stability of the system, I'll learn to live without them.

Is there a way to extract the MD5 SUM from a .iso I download in Gnome?? K3b does it automatically before the burn. Does Brasero do this and I'm just missing it?

I've tried using Transmission a few times before to download torrents, but never with success, yet with KTorrent, I just click on the file and it starts downloading it.

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Sep 8, 2010

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