> Happens sometimes to me when some characters from a binary file are > displayed on the screen as is. Or, some other stty(1) setting. > Typing reset/tset(1) or closing-and-/opening another xterm(1) works > for me. Xterm i say for that i use most than console. or ctrl+<button2> in xterm, which pops up a menu, from which you can select "full reset".