Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 11219
keybaord mapping changed
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
I am quite annoyed with your silent change in key mapping. 6.1->6.2.
I did not install 6.2, I upgraded to 6.2, and the Delete and
<-- (backspace) keys do not work as before. The change is ad hoc
since stty shows that erase is mapped to ^?
but there is no way to get this keycode on the keyboard since
Delete is replaced by some sequence. Of course, I cannot use
emacs on any of my remote machines, since they expect ^? as delete.
After a few hours I will undo your changes which were meant
to make Linux better the Windoz, but please do not waste our time,
and if you make dramatic change in user interface, please ask
us first if we want your latest greatest, and give us a choice
to keep the old stuff which we used for last 10 years.
the arguments and opinions regarding this change are wide and varied. The
majority appreciates the change (mapping X to function similar to the console,
and follow the debian keybinding standard).