I am having a strange problem with backspace in
X in SuSE5.3/kde. A shell command that reads text
from the console works differently when X is running
than it does when X is not running.
Specifically, the backspace (aka erase) key works properly
(by which I mean it moves the cursor 1 position to the left,
deleting the character at that position) when X is not running.
When I do startx, the same shell script now treats backspace
The cursor moves 2 to the right, displaying ^H.
Obviously, X is remapping the key in some oddball way.
a. Why would anyone want to change this behavior in the
b. What's the "correct" method of changing the behavior of
backspace to the non-X behavior? By correct, I mean:
the approved way, that will work when I reinstall or upgrade X.