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Nekiruhs
July 25th, 2007, 03:40 PM
Lets compile a list of things you would normally do in X, but can do in a terminal.

VLC:

vlc -I ncurses

Pidgin:

finch

GAIM:

gaim-text

tgm4883
July 25th, 2007, 03:52 PM
How about something you wouldn't normally do like

cat /dev/urandom

Made my terminal freak out
****I am not responsible for the above code if it breaks your computer****

Nekiruhs
July 25th, 2007, 03:58 PM
How about something you wouldn't normally do like

cat /dev/urandom

Made my terminal freak out
****I am not responsible for the above code if it breaks your computer****
XD! Totally random!

croto
July 25th, 2007, 04:12 PM
I little tip for when that happens (for example you less a binary file by mistake and your terminal gets all weird characters). To reset the terminal to normal characters, type the following (you'll have to do it blindly...):



cat <enter>
^O <enter>
^D <enter>


where <enter> is just pressing the enter key, ^O is control-O and ^D is control-D . Try it out.

GStubbs43
July 25th, 2007, 04:14 PM
How about something you wouldn't normally do like

cat /dev/urandom

Made my terminal freak out
****I am not responsible for the above code if it breaks your computer****



hahaha. I did that with wobbly windows in Compiz fusion. http://ubuntuforums.org/images/smilies/new_popcornsmiley.gif