I'm SSHing into my headless Ubuntu 11.04 Server using PuTTY, and I'm in a byobu session.
I started a mysql_safe daemon because I was trying to fix a password problem I was having with mysql. I was following this tutorial:
The daemon started successfully, and I was able to finish the steps required on another byobu screen, but the screen I was on when I started the daemon is now refusing to accept input in a way that makes any sense to me.
Here's the terminal text:
username@computername:/usr/bin$ sudo mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables 130427 10:43:53 mysqld_safe Logging to syslog. 130427 10:43:53 mysqld_safe Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql / cd / ls exit ^C ^X exit help /h stop sudo make me a sandwich
The lines at the bottom were me wildly flailing with every "STOP THIS I DON'T LIKE IT GET ME OUT OF HERE" commands that I could think of, but to no avail. The cursor just sits there mocking me, printing what I type but doing nothing with it. Notice I tried exit twice in case it didn't hear me the first time.
I'm sure I could just close the screen, or the session, or just restart the server, but I'd rather actually understand what's happening. Does it mean something when the prompt just stops listening to you? Is this expected behaviour in this situation?
I'm sure this has a simple answer, but I don't even know what language to use in a search, because I don't know what to call this problem. Feel free to point me to a duplicate, if it exists. Also, if there's a better title for this question, let me know.
I did see this question (Strange thing happening in command prompt), but the answer of going to another session and typing
pkill -CONT bash didn't work for me. And even if that had worked, I would have been none the wiser as to what any of it actually means, which is what I'm after here.