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Re: Emacs21 : the Backspace key

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: Emacs21 : the Backspace key
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 15:15:24 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

m_m <> writes:

> -Why does the Backspace key invoke always (in Emacs), the "delete the left
> character", either in console or in all the Xterms on X11, with the only
> exception for the first Xterm in which Emacs is called (also many times), so
> that, in this case, the one click of the Backspace makes nothing and the 
> double
> click of this key invoke help?

The first time you press it in C-h.  You need to press C-h twice to get
that help.

> About your post for helping me, thank you! :), but I'm not able to use it
> because I don't know and I had never a good feeling with *tty things :/


> I haven't found the file .Xdefaults so I put your string of example

Just create it in your homedir.

>  stty erase ^?
> in .xinitrc  --wrong??--
> because there I've already put good lines as:
>  # use 'xev' for keycode
>  xmodmap -e "keycode 115 = dead_grave"
>  xmodmap -e "keycode 116 = dead_acute"
> that they allow to have the vocals with accent on an Xterm only pushing one of
> the 2 keys with the M$ flags on a US keyboard and then pushing the key of the
> vocal that you want accented,

I set 116 to the composekey.

> but then, with the "stty" example, X11 freezed at the its first gray screen :D
> ... fortunately I can return easy at the console with a Ctrl-Alt-_Backspace_! 
> :)

Better set it in your ~/.bashrc.

> I tried also with an 'emacswiki' line
>  xterm*ttyModes: erase ^?
> but this string makes only nothing here.

That is weird.  Where did you put it?

The best fix for your problem is making a .Xdefaults and put those
lines from the wiki in there.


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