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




On Thu 29 Mar 2018 at 10:46:17 (+0200), tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 08:24:03AM +0000, Curt wrote:
> 
> [...]

Thanks for the ideas. I hadn't come across the virtual buttons.

I think I'll look at what processes are running by the time it
tries to mount /home, and which of them might involve looping on
that timescale.
Then, when it happens again, I'll try a remote login to see if
I can catch some process at it. It hasn't yet happened (on the
three occasions) at an opportune time for me to investigate.

I agree, the first character is probably a NUL. The second is
probably CR. Both can be used to terminate strings in different
situations. Or perhaps my termcap has fallen into a 1960s wormhole:
anyone remember WRU, and the Here Is key, …

Cheers,
David.