Bizarre terminal behavior

Patton Echols p.echols at
Sat Dec 10 22:39:18 UTC 2011

On 12/10/2011 10:54 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 10 December 2011 19:40, Patton Echols<p.echols at>  wrote:
>> On 12/08/2011 08:02 AM, Marius Gedminas wrote:
>>> On Thu, Dec 08, 2011 at 08:59:51AM -0700, compdoc wrote:
>>>>> Hmmm, It turns out that my .bash_history is filled with the garbage
>>>>> characters
>>>> That’s doesn’t sound good - or normal. You have a bad drive?
>>> I believe an unclean shutdown was mentioned upthread?
>>> Unclean shutdowns aren't good for your filesystem health.
>>> Marius Gedminas
>> Yes, there was an unclean shutdown. This netbook has been having problems
>> waking up from suspend after closing the lid. I have had trouble diagnosing
>> the problem. I had been just tolerating it and trying to figure out when it
>> was a problem and when not. But your comment makes me think I need to dig
>> into it again with a little more urgency.
> It's easy to make Ubuntu do a full filesystem check on the next reboot:
> If an empty file called "forcefsck" exists in the root directory,
> Ubuntu will do a full fsck when it next starts up. So just type:
> sudo touch /forcefsck
Thanks Liam, I will give that a try.


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