Re: delete key on b&w keyboard

Subject: Re: delete key on b&w keyboard
From: root (
Date: Thu Aug 12 1999 - 04:41:37 MDT

I noticed that the mapping doesn't carry over to telnet or ftp although it does work
correctly in pico. Is there any way to get it to map correctly within those
apps? The ideal solution would be something that provided a consistent keyboard
interface across Linux. Perhaps I've been spoiled by the commercial OSes? : )
Could this be changed in the kernel source? I really don't care what I have to do,
so long as I only have to do it once and I can roll the changes over into subsequent
kernels. However, because this should affect everyone with the new USB keyboards,
I would think that someone would have already done this. Any suggestions?

Nathan "n8" Florea

Evan Read wrote:

> How does one make the xmodmap changes permanent?
> THanks
> On Sun, 8 Aug 1999, Jeff Ridder wrote:
> > I haven't tried this myself, but I saved the following email to remember to
> > try it one day.
> >
> > > Two days ago, I stumbled into the problem that some others have had
> > > where the Delete key and the Del key both act as "Delete" rather than
> > > "BackSpace" and "Delete", respectively. This isn't a big deal, as you
> > > can fix this in your environment for xterms and such, but the result is
> > > that, in X-based windows, such as Netscape or Grip, you cannot delete
> > > the characters to the LEFT of the cursor.
> > > The proposed solution to this would be to issue the command 'xmodmap -e
> > > "keycode 50 = BackSpace"' for non-extended keyboards, and 'xmodmap -e
> > > "keycode 59 = BackSpace"' for extended keyboards.
> >
> >
> > Jeff Ridder
> >

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