Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10892
Can no longer change backspace key to emit ^H
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
In previous RH releases, *including the RH62. BETA*, you could change the
Backspace key to emit ^H by putting this in your $HOME/.Xdefaults:
# Fix backspace key
*ttyModes: erase ^H
# End Fix backspace key
This was a minor change that our users got used to having to make.
In the released RH6.2, this doesn't work anymore. No matter what you do
with this, the Backspace key emits ^? (0x7f).
This is a real issue with cross platform compatibility, as most Unixes and
Windows expect to see ^H to backspace a character. And now there seems to
be no way to convince the Backspace key to work properly.
If there is a newer method for changing the Backspace key to emit ^H, it
needs to be documented.
-Rick Richardson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you need to change the key bindings, you can need to override the keybindings
specified in /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/XTerm with your own settings in
! keyboard setup