Bizarre weirdness with del key and GNOME Terminal

Jeff Vian jvian10 at
Mon Jan 24 18:06:52 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-01-24 at 08:40 +0000, D. D. Brierton wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-01-24 at 16:21 +0800, Neo wrote:
> > DEL key handling sucks in GNOME termial in FC3. If I set it to generate 
> > ASCII DEL in the profile Preference dialog, it actually generates 
> > BACKSPACE. I have filed a bug report in bugzilla, but did not recevied 
> > any update yet. :-(

ASCII DEL is a backspace by default handling and by function of that

> That may be true, but it doesn't explain why GNOME Terminal behaves
> perfectly in a brand new account that I create. I'm only experiencing
> this in my account.
_Each_ user has a configuration file that defines key mapping so there
is a file somewhere in $HOME that stores those values.

It seems from your description that something has caused an incorrect
value to be mapped to the del key.

I do not know the exact file, but surely someone on this list can
provide that data.

If that is happening only on the terminal, it can be edited from the
gnome terminal menu "edit - profile - default - compatibility".  Mine is
set to backspace -> ASCII DEL,   delete -> escape sequence.  There also
is a button to reset options to defaults. 

> Best, Darren
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