problem with special keys in lfs-cvs (home, end, F1...)

Ken Moffat ken at
Thu Aug 22 12:50:50 PDT 2002

On Thu, 22 Aug 2002, Daniel Balsiger wrote:

> hi there
> I have a running LFS 3.3 and I'm really happy with it.
> I have an /etc/inputrc file and all keys work as I want them to work.
> so far so good...
> Now I wanted install a LFS-CVS (cause of gcc-3.1).
> everything worked well until I booted the new LFS.
> Now some special keys like home, end, pg-up/down and F1 to F12
> don't work at all (they seem to be dead).
> I have the same /etc/inputrc as in the old System.
> (which is pretty similar to the one from BLFS).
> maybe someone knows where I missed something or where I did the mistake
> or what I can do to get these keys working...
> I really want this keys to work.
> thank you in advance
> Daniel
 Finally got around to sorting out an inputrc on my LFS box
yesterday. /etc/inputrc is not the default location, which is ~/.inputrc ,
so you need `export INPUTRC=/etc/inputrc' in .bash_profile. Maybe you lost
this in moving to the new LFS ?

hth, Ken
 Out of the darkness a voice spake unto me, saying "smile, things could be
worse". So I smiled, and lo, things became worse.

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