I've been trying to figure out how to get my delete key to do a right
delete, much like ^D does. At the moment, it does exactly the same as my
backspace key in xterm, gnome-terminal and in a few other apps including
Mathematica for Linux. Notably, it behaves correctly in Netscape.
I'm running RedHat 6.1 and XFree86 3.3.5, using GNOME as a desktop
I found a section in the xmodmap man page on how to reverse the meaning
of backspace and delete, but that is not my problem. Mathematica has a
dialog which shows the keysym for the key you are pressing, and the
backspace key correctly displays backspace, and delete correctly
displays delete. I suspect that if I could fix it in an xterm, then it
would work correctly in a few other things, too.
Does anyone else know about this kind of thing?