> Something weird happened. Couldn't enter my password at the login
> window. However, I was able to login using terminal mode.
> If I were using Mac OS 9.1 rather than Linux, I'd boot off my
> TechTool Pro CD-ROM. I'd also rebuild the desktop. And run Disk
> Warrior. Maybe do some diagnostics and virus detection with
> Norton, just to be thorough. You get the idea. What are the best
> Linux diagnostics and repair utilities? I'd especially prefer
> programs that run in terminal mode.
> The problem began when I was unable to enter Control commands
> while using minicom. Minicom relies on the Control button--you
> can't quit the program without it.
> SuSE PPC 7.1, beige Old World 266MHz G3 desktop, 384 MB RAM,
> BootX, external 9 GB SCSI hard disk, Mac OS 8.6 partitioned,
> Mac OS 9.1 on internal SCSI hard disk. Recommended/standard/
> default installation (not full, not custom). The only RPMs that
> I've installed so far are minicom, rzsz and seyon. Downloaded
> them from ftp.suse.com's 7.1 PPC subdirectory.