I upgraded Debian from 1.3 to 2.0.r3 on a laptop (toshiba Tecra 720
cdt) some time ago. But I had always problems with the keyboard mappings.
Both delete and Backspace have the keysym Keyboard Delete (checked
with xkeycaps). Although all configuration files seem to be the same
as on a standard PC (which works fine), the laptop behaves different.
I am running xdm on all machines, and expect that
/etc/X11/Xresources controls the backspace behaviour. It contains the lines
! Make the backspace key generate ^? instead of ^H, per Debian keyboard policy.
! Make the delete key generate ^[[3~ instead of ^?, per Debian keyboard policy.
! Make the home and end keys appear to always be in keypad-application mode.
! Include override for BackSpace because older xterms do not understand the
! backarrowKey resource.
*VT100.Translations: #override <Key>BackSpace: string("\177")\n\
xrdb /etc/X11/Xresources does not change anything.
Am I completely wrong herre or is this a known laptop problem.
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