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Re: inconsistent bindings of backspace and delete between X and xterm


From: Dale Hagglund
Subject: Re: inconsistent bindings of backspace and delete between X and xterm
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 03:03:14 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> The function x-backup-delete-keys-p (defined on xfns.c) needs the XKB
> extension of the X libraries to do its work; if your system doesn't
> support XKB, that could be the reason why the above automagic doesn't
> work.

Bingo! x-backspace-delete-keys-p returns nil.  As I mentioned, I'm
running emacs inside a vnc server session, and vnc's virtual X server
does *not* support the XKEYBOARD extension.  I also just checked my
emacs at home, which is running under a native X server, and it does
have normal-erase-is-backspace set to t.

> I hope the information above gives you enough to start tracing what
> happens on your system during startup and see why Emacs doesn't
> DTRT.

Yep.  Thanks for the info.

Dale.




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