How to restore from a scrambled screen?

My screen is scrambled while reading some unexpected chars,

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It happens in a local tty, so logging out won’t help.

Any ideas? Hopefully I don’t have to reboot

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

Either type reset at the prompt, or if it’s a graphical terminal it probably has a menu option to reset the terminal. If it’s a virtual terminal then restarting the getty process providing the terminal will accomplish the same thing.

What happens is the terminal got stuck in “alternate character set”. So it just needs to be reset to normal state.

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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