Most of the time when my konsole terminal go hi-wire, the Debian reset
command is not able to restore it to a sensible state. On the other
hand, if I log into a RedHat Enterprise machine via ssh and run the
RHEL reset command, the terminal is reset to a sensible state.
I just ran into the issue again, and this time I took the time to look
at the package providing reset on RHEL. It is ncurses-5.5-24.20060715.
Please have a look at the Fedora/RHEL version of reset to see if the
Debian version can be changed to behave more like the one on RHEL.