backspace key is behaving like a delete key

backspace key is behaving like a delete key

Post by Steve S » Wed, 21 Nov 2001 02:19:26

i've just upgraded from Caldera eD2.4 to 3.1 using the downloadable
binary rpm packages.  i'm running kernel 2.4.2 and KDE 2.1.  now the
backspace key is act as if it's a delete key in all GUI applications. (it
deletes the character the cursor is under and dosen't move the cursor.)  
when i go to a console (Ctrl-Alt-F1) the backspace key is fine. (it moves
the cursor to the left and then deletes a character.)  i'm reading the
"Backspace/Delete mini-HOWTO" but it talks mostly about virtual terminals
and terminal emulators.  i think i might be wasting my time reading this
because i don't know if it will apply to KDE applications.

how can i fix the backspace key to work properly in the KDE GUI

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1. backspace and delete keys in xterm under XDM behave strangely.


        On solaris 2.4 after I started XDM daemon, the console as well
as remote X-terminals are managed by XDM. But the BACKSPACE and DELETE
keys are behaving strangely.

        The BACKSPACE key moves the cursor backward, but inside the
buffer, it appends ^H to the command line instead of erasing the
prevous character.

        The DELETE key does not move the cursor backward, but actually
it erases the previous character in the buffer.

        So is there anyway that one can change the behavior of these
keys? Thank you very much!

-- Kang Sun

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