Bug 6782

Summary: X no longer recognizes backspace key as backspace
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: finwaite
Component: XFree86Assignee: Preston Brown <pbrown>
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Hardware: i386   
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Description finwaite 1999-11-06 20:11:40 UTC
After downloading and installing updated XFree86
(XFree86*3.3.5-1.5.x.i386.rpm), the backspace key no longer
functions in that capacity. All applications EXCEPT for
xterms (and other terminals) appear to be affected -
specific examples include Netscape Communicator (version
4.70) and gEdit (version 0.5.1 for GNOME 1.0.53). Instead,
it functions as a delete key.
Have been unable to find a workaround for this problem.

System is RedHat 5.2 with all updates, using 2.2 kernel.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-01-14 17:00:59 UTC
create a .Xmodmap file with the line:

keycode 22 = BackSpace

in it and restart, or make sure that you don't have an XkbDisable directive
uncommented in your /etc/X11/XF86Config file.