Backspace key "<-" not mapping to ^H

Gary Kline kline at
Thu Mar 1 06:28:28 UTC 2007

On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 04:06:11PM -0800, youshi10 at wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Feb 2007, Gary Kline wrote:
> >On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 03:39:41PM -0800, youshi10 at wrote:
> >>On Wed, 28 Feb 2007, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> >>
> >
> >	[[ yelps of various sorts about "STUFF" ]]
> >
> >>
> >>You can set the default terminal in gnome to be xterm instead of Gnome
> >>Terminal. Gnome then wraps xterm in a program they call "Terminal" which
> >>you can setup to your liking using the preferences accessible from the 
> >>menu.
> >>
> >>That's what I meant. Just relaying my experience because I had a similar
> >>problem recently with Suse.
> >>
> >>-Garrett
> >>
> >
> >
> >	Too bad there isn't some sort of web database for these sorts of
> >	miscellany with tags like (vi backspace-failure term) that would
> >	aide the search and solution for these type questions.  This may
> >	be one of Google's aims, but there are miles to go....
> >
> >	gary
> Someone (Chuck Swiger I believe?) posted a modded .Xresources file as a 
> solution  to my terminal issue a few weeks back; it modified the behavior 
> of Xterm to meet his needs, but it wasn't quite what I wanted/needed 
> though. I found the gnome terminal solution, but maybe the solution he 
> provided me would be helpful for you?

	Maybe.  Or *hopefully*!  I've got a few lines in my ~/.Xresources
	file but haven't touch it in years.  Another thing along this
	line involves using FBSD from the boot-up screem--the console.
	It's slightly difficult for me to reach ESC so I have both the 
	DEL key and the Left Alt key mapped to be ESC.  But only running 
	X.  When I'm rebooting or down to single-user and I hit L-Alt 
	from vi, Zip.  

	What's the magic .key*FOO* file that remaps from the console?
	Not to whine Too much, but god, it's been a long century!


> -Garrett
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