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Linux terminal is not responding to any keyboard signal - [SOLVED]

Started by cloudytech147, November 08, 2021, 08:52:59 AM

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After my python flask app crushed without exiting, I tried using ctrl-C to stop it, instead of exiting the app I got ^C and for any other signal I tried via my keyboard as well, only control characters, as can be seen below:

To stop the process I had to open the best Linux terminal and send a kill signal from there.

This wasn't the first time I encounter this, What is causing this?

Is there a way to kill the process from within?


Hi Cloudytech - and welcome to the Forum. 

Please read this link: https://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?board=209.0 which will advise you how to submit posts. 
Without knowing anything about your computer and OS, we can't really advise you. 



There's nothing wrong with the computer or the keyboard — the problem is just that the Python program is written in such a way that ^C is trapped. The only solution is to suspend it with ^Z and manually kill it, as explained here: