Bug 430378 - Auto detect of backspace key does not work in screen
Summary: Auto detect of backspace key does not work in screen
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Terminal
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kevin Fenzi
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-01-27 05:49 UTC by Jon Stanley
Modified: 2009-01-09 07:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:37:40 UTC

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Description Jon Stanley 2008-01-27 05:49:08 UTC
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 17:05:56 UTC
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 17:23:43 UTC
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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