Xterm has been frobbed in Redhat 6.2 so that the back-arrow key correctly
generates a delete character instead of a backspace (C-h) character.
There's just one problem... Meta-back-arrow generates Meta-C-h instead of
What are you expecting to have happen with META-DEL? It would be helpful
in trying to reproduce the problem.
Have you found a fix for this by chance? If so, please let me know so I
can add it to our next errata release.
This appears to be fixed in XFree86-4.0.1-1.