Re: Backspace in xterm (again)
Pete> I wonder what the difference between your setup and mine could be...
Odd isn't it.
I finally compared my /etc/X11/Xresources with the one from the
distribution. I had
*VT100.Translations: #override <Key>Delete: string("\033[3~")\n\
While the distribution has
*VT100.Translations: #override <Key>BackSpace: string("\177")\n\
I added the override for BackSpace, and then I get the same
misbehaviour as you describe. There is a comment saying:
! Include override for BackSpace because older xterms do not understand the
! backarrowKey resource.
I think I just never use any "older xterms"; I've not noticed any
problems with my setup.
I think I will have to go and read the Debian keyboard policy again.
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