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Old 03-30-2009, 05:59 AM   #1
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emacs+gnome-terminal+KDE+openSUSE - ctrl+arrow keys not working


I'm using openSUSE 10.3 with KDE and having a problem with Emacs in console mode (no X window).

If I use Konsole or gnome-terminal to run Emacs, ctrl+arrow keys don't work, instead they just cause the characters A,B,C,D to be printed. It's only the combination of these terminal emulators + emacs that causes the problem: the arrow keys work fine for emacs in gui mode, or for bash on the terminal emulators, or emacs in console mode in a tty obtained by hitting Ctrl+Alt+F1. Can anyone suggest how to change this?
 
Old 04-02-2009, 05:52 AM   #2
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I had similar problem before.

I found that running this command before vi enables the arrow keys, but then it causes some other weird behavior in vi.

Code:
export TERM=linux
Hope someone can explain it.
 
Old 04-02-2009, 08:17 AM   #3
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Hi Sauce

I was able to solve this problem completely by installing vim-common. Hope this works for you to.

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Old 04-03-2009, 03:22 AM   #4
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Thanks for your replies, I'm switching between distros a fair bit at the moment and probably won't be using suse now for a few weeks, but I'll try these when I get the chance and report back if they don't work. Wouldn't have thought vim-common had anything to do with emacs though?
 
Old 04-03-2009, 05:31 AM   #5
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Ok I just realise you are right. You are having problems with emacs, my
problem was with vi.

Sorry I'm all confused. But perhaps you can find a similar package for emacs to resolve the problem.
 
  


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