Re: backspace/delete

Michael Morrison (
Thu, 9 Jan 1997 13:43:42 -0800 (PST)

To subscribers of the xforms list from Michael Morrison <> :

On Thu, 9 Jan 1997, Steve Lamont wrote:

> Hmmm... for me on 0.84 with SunOS 4.1.4/X11R6.1 it's exactly the
> reverse: backspace works and DELETE doesn't (which happens to be just
> fine with me, since I never touch the DELETE key).
> You might be able to fiddle with xmodmap(1) to make your keyboard do
> the right thing. See the man page for more details.
> spl


xmodemap -e "keycode 22 = 0xffff"

Makes my BACKSPACE and DELETE keys the same.


Xforms 0.75 and Xforms 0.81 didn't have this problem with backspace not
working (Linux ELF). There was somekind of change wrt keymaps with

Thanks for the info,