[blfs-support] problem using BS or DEL key

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Tue Dec 3 13:53:42 PST 2013

On Tue, Dec 03, 2013 at 08:29:42PM +0000, Ken Moffat wrote:
>  Other things to consider:
>  What are the locales (LC_ALL or similar) in BOTH systems ?
>  Using 'showkey' [ in a tty ], find the values for the Backspace and
> Del keys - on a regular 102-key keyboard mine are 14 and 111 - then
> use 'dumpkeys | less' to find what is output for those keys - mine
> are 'Delete' and 'Remove' : for no-latin1 the latter is corrected in
> the patch.  I _think_ ubuntu has versions of both those commands
> (from console-tools), so you could compare them.
>  The backspace and delete keys are sufficiently common that the
> LEGACY_CHARSET variable (LFS section 7.10) probably doesn't come
> into play - but it might be needed to fix up other symbols if you
> are using UTF-8 and the keymap is iso-8859-something.
 Also, check what you have in /etc/inputrc [ LFS section 7.14 ],
particularly the "for linux console" part [ one sequence is for
delete-char ], and specifically for mc the section "Configuring MC"
on the MC page in BLFS.

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