[lug] also keyboard mappings are broke under Xterms

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Tue Apr 23 01:03:30 MDT 2002

On Tue, 2002-04-23 at 22:44, Michael J. Hammel wrote:
> I also have problems with my keyboard mappings being broken under vi in an
> xterm, but not when used in a gnome-terminal.  *sigh*  All I want is my
> backspace key to do the same things in all places.  Shouldn't that be a
> simple thing?  

Not a forte' of mine, can't help with this one... but...


> The worse part of this upgrade is that Ximian's installer doesn't work with
> RPM 4.0.4, so I can't put Ximian's GNOME on here.  

You can install Red-Carpet on these systems, and then select the Ximian
GNOME Desktop channel, subscribe, and install the desktop components you
want (all of them, if you like) to your heart's content.  I did this to
a machine recently and it worked fine.  It even did the silly little
registration thing after restarting X -- there was a package
specifically for this startup stuff, but I can't remember the name at
the moment.  (Hey, it's 1AM!  GRIN)  And of course, that thing can set
the default GNOME desktop settings and voila... Ximian installed.

I subscribed to both the Ximian GNOME channel and the RedHat 7.2
channel, selected darn near everything ('cause their installer does) and
let it download for a while.  Thank goodness for broadband!  :-)

> All this because the fan died in the power supply and decided to cook my
> hard drives.  It's not been a good week.


Nate Duehr, nate at natetech.com

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