Bug 23654 - dvorak keyboard layout backspace problem w/xterm
dvorak keyboard layout backspace problem w/xterm
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-01-09 11:07 EST by Kevin L. Mitchell
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-06 15:56:11 EST
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Description Kevin L. Mitchell 2001-01-09 11:07:00 EST
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.
Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2001-08-24 18:38:57 EDT
I use a dvorak (soft mapped Happy Hacking) on the 7.0 and 7.1. I can't seem to
reproduce your problem.

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