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I'm logging into a remote linux box:

 Linux lbox 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Wed May 18 23:13:22 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux

and my keyboard mapping seems to have gone down the drain.

up: ^[[A
down: ^[[B
right: ^[[C
left: ^[[D
tab: Real tab (doesn't do auto-completion)

What is happening?

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How are you logging in? What client? What do you see from echo $TERM? Have you tried running reset, or simply reconnecting? –  Zoredache Oct 5 '12 at 0:24
    
Hi. I'm using gnome-terminal. echo $TERM returns xterm –  denormalizer Oct 5 '12 at 0:28
    
I'm such a noob. I was in the C shell :( –  denormalizer Oct 5 '12 at 0:55

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apparently I was automatically logged into /bin/sh instead of the bash shell

typing: bash brought me into the bash shell

> bash

Now looking into making bash my default shell

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chsh -s /bin/bash myusername –  denormalizer Oct 5 '12 at 0:51

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