Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 23654
dvorak keyboard layout backspace problem w/xterm
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:36 EDT
I just installed RedHat 7.0 and set about configuring it and was stymied by
appeared to be a problem with xterm. Whenever I pressed backspace, the
submitted to xterm was (from memory) ^[[3~, which of course doesn't do
useful. So I began working through the xterm manpage to find if there's a
that could be the problem. No luck. Then I switched the XkbLayout back to
and lo and behold, it worked. Further investigation revealed that the key
associated with <BKSP> in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/symbols/dvorak did not
those used by /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/symbols/us--the dvorak key symbols
were "BackSpace, Delete", whereas the us key symbols were just "BackSpace".
Changing the symbols in the dvorak map fixed the xterm problem.
I use a dvorak (soft mapped Happy Hacking) on the 7.0 and 7.1. I can't seem to
reproduce your problem.