Bug 13057 - Wyse Terminal Left Arrow now Backspaces
Summary: Wyse Terminal Left Arrow now Backspaces
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: termcap (Show other bugs)
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-06-26 14:53 UTC by Scott Sharkey
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-26 14:53:36 UTC
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Description Scott Sharkey 2000-06-26 14:53:35 UTC
We are using an Accuware Cobol accounting package which uses a Wyse60
terminal emulation, with PC clients using TinyTerm.  Everything works
fine.  After upgrading to RH 6.2, the left arrow now sends a 
destructive backspace, instead of the left arrow function.  There is
no .inputrc or .termcap file in the local user directories.  

The left arrow definition (in fact the whole terminal definition)
does not appear to have changed when comparing the 6.1 and 6.2 
terminfo and termcap entries.  The left arrow is defined to send
a ^H, but apparently this is now being translated at a lower
level to a destructive backspace.

Is there a way to fix this?

-Scott Sharkey
Linux Unlimited, LLC

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-06-26 17:22:29 UTC
A ^H is a backspace... This was one of the bugfixes in 6.2.
I think you need to fix the client or play with its options.

Comment 2 Scott Sharkey 2000-06-26 21:41:32 UTC
Excuse me, but this is NOT a client issue.  Since that is what the terminal
sends, then there is no way to "fix the client" -- that is the defined
ASCII code for that key. That's what real Wyse60 terminals send when you
hit the left arrow. Are you saying that there is no way to pass
the ^H through without the kernel (or something) processing it?


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