Bug 7839 - default Xmodmap messes up backspace for VNC
default Xmodmap messes up backspace for VNC
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 7841
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xinitrc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-12-16 07:52 EST by Marko Macek
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-14 11:49:01 EST
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Description Marko Macek 1999-12-16 07:52:37 EST
The default Xmodmap should not contain a workaround for XFree86
backspace bug. The bug should be fixed in the X server (it's a one line

Messing with backspace causes keyboard to misbehave when vnc is used due to
differring keycodes (character '5' doesn't work).
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-01-14 11:47:59 EST
what is your proposed fix?

Without this Xmodmap, and if you aren't using xkb extensions, motif apps have
backspace problems.
Comment 2 Preston Brown 2000-01-14 11:49:59 EST
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 7841 ***
Comment 3 Marko Macek 2000-01-14 12:02:59 EST
The proposed fix is in the bug#7841 as you have noticed.

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