Bug 430378 - Auto detect of backspace key does not work in screen
Auto detect of backspace key does not work in screen
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Terminal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Kevin Fenzi
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Reported: 2008-01-27 00:49 EST by Jon Stanley
Modified: 2009-01-09 02:37 EST (History)
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Description Jon Stanley 2008-01-27 00:49:08 EST
When using screen inside of Terminal, the auto-detection of the backspace key
does not work, and you have to manually set it to Control-H in Preferences/Advanced.

Steps to reproduce:

1)  Start a Terminal - note that backspace is working as it should
2)  Start screen (screen-4.0.3-8.fc8 was used here), type some garbage in the
shell, backspace key does nothing
3)  Change TERM to various values with no effect
4)  Change the backspace key in Preferences/Advanced to Control-H, and notice
everything works as it should again.

This occurs in Terminal-0.2.8-2.fc8
Comment 1 Kevin Fenzi 2008-01-27 12:05:56 EST
Looks like this has been reported upstream: 

and the mandrivia maintainer (who reported it) has a patch for it:

Will try and track down that patch and get it pushed out. 

Thanks for the bug report!
Comment 2 Kevin Fenzi 2008-01-27 12:23:43 EST
Turns out after digging around, the fix in mandriva is just them setting the
terminal settings to control-H by default. 

I will see if I can come up with some more clean solution...
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