I'm not sure what I pressed to mess this up. I was on tty1, but it doesn't look like I'm on tty1 anymore. When I press any key on the terminal it just prints weird letters. Pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1 through F7 also just prints characters.
Multiple times I tried typing in
reset and [Enter] into the terminal, but it isn't fixing the problem. I tried typing Ctrl-q then
reset, but still just crazy characters.
I'm pretty sure the kernel is still running correctly because, before this happened, I started a very large file transfer from a host computer to this computer. The files still appear to be copying correctly from the host computer.
Anyway to restore a system like this?