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    Default Weird characters coming out on my terminal...

    For some reason after my terminal window stays open for a while, these weird characters populate on the blue bar at the top-left corner. Below is a screen shot:





    any idea what those are?

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    Default Re: Weird characters coming out on my terminal...

    On 2011-05-13 22:06, abacabb wrote:

    > [image: http://www.spikfrank.com/terminal.jpg]


    Is that putty?

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    Default Re: Weird characters coming out on my terminal...

    On 2011-05-13 23:06, holmfred wrote:
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    > If you read the mail the message will disappear unless the system keeps
    > sending mail to root. Use the command *mail* to read the message, it
    > message may contain some hint.


    He doesn't refer to the contents of the window, but to what is in the
    tittle bar of the window itself.

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    Default Re: Weird characters coming out on my terminal...

    If you are talking about the characters in the Putty title bar you can set them with the xtermset command.

    Example:
    Code:
    /usr/bin/xtermset -title `hostname`
    I couldn't tell you how they got there...

    Good luck,
    Hiatt

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    Default Re: Weird characters coming out on my terminal...

    Yeah it's weird because it does not match the hostname.

    It's a public facing web server. I hope this isn't a sign of something gone wrong.

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    Default Re: Weird characters coming out on my terminal...

    From reading the guessing/answers from the others, migh it be that the window you show is not on a Linux system at all? When this is true, why don't you tell so??????
    When true, it might be that somewhere in the contact between the system of one OS type and the system of another OS type the translation between encoding goes wromg.
    Linux system tend to use UTF-8 encoded Unicode for everything, I do not know if the not Linux system you show does completely understand that this is the case.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Weird characters coming out on my terminal...

    Yeah, what hcvv said. †is symptomatic of a Unicode character displayed in an ISO8859 context. If that's putty you are using, then set the display charset to UTF-8.

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