March 2017 Archives

pdftops filter failed

If you're reading this, you probably have a problem with Cups and pdftops failing. Install xpdf and some version of libpoppler. This is an unresolved dependency.

Terminal Gibberish

When your terminal is liberally filled with terminal gibberish, there are a few solutions suggested on stackexchange:

http://superuser.com/questions/9192/save-me-from-gibberish-terminal

I suggest this:

echo ^V^[c

Alternatively (noobish):

echo <CTRL-V><CTRL-[>c

The actual character being echoed is ^[ followed by the letter c, but to pass control-[. one must type CTRL-V before other CTRL- sequences. Clear as mud, eh?

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