Bug 158528 - xterm resource "eightBitInput" should be false
xterm resource "eightBitInput" should be false
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xterm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
: 158524 158525 158526 158527 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 187538
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Reported: 2005-05-23 06:24 EDT by Kjetil T. Homme
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0350
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Last Closed: 2006-05-10 18:12:00 EDT
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Description Kjetil T. Homme 2005-05-23 06:24:48 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050513 Fedora/1.7.8-1.3.1

Description of problem:
this is a regression.  in RHEL 3, /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/XTerm contains this comment:

! Bug fix for bugzilla bug #49315
*VT100*eightBitInput: false

this has been removed in RHEL 4.  unfortunately, the named bug is inaccessible to non-employees.  anyway, without this fix, meta keys (M-b and M-f to move a word backward and forward, for instance) doesn't work in Bash or other readline enhanced applications, which obviously is quite irritating.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start XTerm with bash
2. type "foo"
3. type Meta-b

Actual Results:  I get the character LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A WITH CIRCUMFLEX (bugzilla couldn't handle the raw character :-)

Expected Results:  the cursor should move to the beginning of the word "foo"

Additional info:
Comment 1 Miloslav Trmač 2005-05-23 11:12:08 EDT
*** Bug 158524 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Miloslav Trmač 2005-05-23 11:12:16 EDT
*** Bug 158525 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Miloslav Trmač 2005-05-23 11:12:18 EDT
*** Bug 158526 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Miloslav Trmač 2005-05-23 11:12:23 EDT
*** Bug 158527 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Mike A. Harris 2005-06-30 13:30:17 EDT
Committed fix to xterm-192-1.EL4.1, now on list of potential candidates
to include in RHEL4U2 or later.

xterm-192-1.EL4.1 is now available for download via ftp at the following URL: 

Setting status to "MODIFIED" pending testing.
Comment 21 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-05-10 18:12:00 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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