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Re: Spurious character typed on console every ~20 secs until logged in




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On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 11:30:17PM -0500, David Wright wrote:
> This has happened a couple of times or so in the past week:
> On booting up, I get to the prompt to unlock my /home partition.
> The first attempt fails, not because I mistyped the passphrase,
> but because an extra ^@ character¹ was typed by the system.

Bizarre. ^@ is (most probably) your terminal's way of spelling
a NULL. Searching my brain extension (aka The Tubes) yields
things:

  https://superuser.com/questions/1254863/null-character-appears-on-its-own-in-tty

Blamed on an NVidia -- seems even more bizarre. It might point
you into a totally wrong direction.

Cheers
- -- t
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