This technical note explains how to map the Backspace key and the Delete key in Reflection X to perform the erase and delete functions on a host that is running Red Hat Linux version 6.2 or higher. The erase function removes characters to the left of the cursor. The delete function removes characters to the right of the cursor.
With the release of version 6.2, Red Hat has adopted the Debian guidelines for keyboard bindings. This has resulted in a change to the function of the Backspace key, causing the Backspace key to act as a delete key when using Reflection X to connect to a Red Hat Linux 6.2 host. To perform an erase (a destructive backspace), you must now type Control+h. To perform a delete, type Control+d.
Note: For information about mapping the backspace key for other X hosts, see Technical Note 3001.
To modify the backspace key to perform an erase using Control+h, follow the steps below.
Follow the steps below to modify the delete key to perform a delete with a custom keymap file.
Note: If you do not save this mapping to a file, it will be lost after you exit Reflection X or reset the server. The KMP file saves the keyboard mapping for subsequent use.
For information on Red Hat Linux version 6.2, visit the Red Hat web site at http://www.redhat.com.
For information on Debian and the keyboard guidelines adopted by Red Hat in version 6.2, visit the Debian web site at http://www.debian.org.