Subject: Re: Backspace in xterm doesn't work anymore
To: Hans-Christian Becker <>
From: Patrick Welche <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/14/2000 15:03:34
On Wed, Jun 14, 2000 at 01:13:15PM +0200, Hans-Christian Becker wrote:
> After building the world and also building and installing X from 
> sources of June 9, the backspace key on my (Apple USB) keyboard 
> generates ~. ctrl-H works alright though, and backspace seems to work 
> OK in for example xemacs. Clues, anyone? This is on a macppc machine.

Having been through all that, the solution (at least some of it) is to add

XTerm*deleteIsDEL:      true

to .Xresources (or a more global place) (the effect can be checked with
ctl-left_mouse_button "Main Options"/"Delete is DEL")