After coming back from laptop hibernation, my Fedora 27 has gone into a weird state whereby:
- On the graphical console, no input is accepted, even mouse activity is disregarded
- On the text console, any keyboard input is preceded
by '^[' (would that be CTRL+'1 character past Z'?). So when I want to
log in, I see
logintimes out waiting for input, it is game over: No more input. Capslock LED is inactive, Numlock LED is active.
I remember seeing this on a boot screen of a Sun SPARCstation in the 90s...
What is going exactly and how can I fix it (except reboot the machine)?
Edit: This has been a "once-only" occurrence on the machine in question. After a reboot, the problem is gone. It might be due to a hardware glitch or any random bug. Although if it is due to an extra special mode of the terminal I/O, one would like to know more.