xterm and emacs keybinding issue in FC3
balay at fastmail.fm
Mon Jan 17 14:58:30 UTC 2005
On Mon, 17 Jan 2005, Jonathan Underwood wrote:
> Satish Balay wrote:
> > On Sun, 16 Jan 2005, J.Underwood wrote:
> > > Dear All,
> > >
> > > I'm experiencing a bizarre key binding issue with xterm as shipped with
> > > FC3:
> > >
> > > a) If I open an xterm and inside it start emacs -nw -q inside it, then
> > > Alt-x simply prints a greek phi symbol.
> > > b) If i start an xterm and then ssh in to a remote FC3 box (from a
> > > localFC3 box), and then emacs -nw -q I see the same thing with Alt-x as
> > > above, and also the "old" problem with backspace giving out C-h instead of
> > > Del.
> > >
> > > None of these problems occur inside a gnome terminal. Just for kicks, I
> > > confirmed the same thing happens running xfce4 (as shipped).
> > >
> > > I remain perpetually confused as to where the problem comes with
> > > keybindings, and where I should be fixing it, so all help greatfully
> > > received.
> > Reported at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/beta/show_bug.cgi?id=135505
> > Satish
> Ah, yes. It seems the problem is with xterm, and not emacs, at least as far as
> the Alt key is concerned. The following fixed it for me (posting here just in
> case others googling for this problem come accross this thread)
> a) Add "XTerm*eightBitInput: false" to .Xresources in $HOME
> b) run xrdb .Xresources
> Now it all works. Oddly even though that's my only line in .Xresources,
> running xrdb also changed xterms from appearing in a with a grey bacground.
> Note that you'll have to do this each time you log in, as .Xresources doesn't
> seem to be loaded normally.
could you add this info to the above bugzilla?
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