Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 490067
screen from withing XFCE Terminal sends NUL backspace
Last modified: 2009-12-18 04:00:53 EST
Description of problem:
When using 'screen' from within an XFCE terminal, hitting backspace does nothing. From a vi session it seems that a '^@' or NUL is being sent instead of ^H or ^?. Workaround is to configure the XFCE Terminal to explicitly sent ^H or ^?, but Auto Detect should really do the "right thing" within screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
So far, always.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start XFCE
2. Open an XFCE Terminal
3. Start screen (enter 'screen')
4. Type some text then try backspacing.
No backspace occurs.
I'm not sure if this is VTE's fault (bugs from other distro's led me to believe it was), XFCE Terminal's or screen's
My TERM is set to xterm in XFCE Terminal before starting up screen. I have tried with vt100, tried starting screen with TERM=screen screen, and various .vimrc and .Xresources tricks to no avail.
I notice that if I ssh from the machine to somewhere else and start screen on the remote server, backspace works fine. Odd?
I have been able to reproduce this on multiple Fedora 10 installs with virgin configs. I tried older versions of screen (back to the one included in RHEL5).
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