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  1. weird problem hitting the backspace key

    After i hit the backspace key on my OpenSUSE system,
    the system 'generates' a space after deleting the previous character

    so, if i type 'ls' and hit the backspace-key, it reads 'l '

    where can i start, research where this problem comes from ?
    or does anyone know how to get rid of this problem?


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  2. Re: weird problem hitting the backspace key


    Sounds SuSE-specific. Maybe they are loading a funny keymap? Alot of
    things could cause this, also depends on if you're under X11 or are on
    the console. What keymap are you using, if any? What font? What
    locale? What is the kernel using for NLS (CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_* and so
    on)? Any weird shell key bindings in shell login files? Have a look at
    keymaps(5) and go from there. There's too many variables to say
    definately what is causing it.



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