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Old 04-01-2005, 02:07 PM   #1
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ALT+B, ALT+F key combinations in xterm don't work

Hello. I have a problem with my recently installed CentOS 4.

The key combinations Alt+B, Alt+F, Alt+S (in mc) etc., don't work in xterm, instead they show
some diacritics characters from other language... I tried changing the settings in .inputrc and I
managed to make xterm not show the diacritics characters (by turning convert-meta to on), but the key
combinations don't do what they're supposed to do, in fact they don't do anything (I press Alt+B and nothing happens).

The key combinations are quite useful in bash so I really need to fix this
problem... Anyone has any idea how to fix it?
Old 04-03-2005, 06:17 PM   #2
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Hello again.

I've solved it! I'm so happy.

This is what I did: I put

xterm*eightBitInput: false
in my .Xresources file.

I hope it comes in handy for anyone who wants the old behavior of xterm back.
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Old 01-31-2008, 12:43 AM   #3
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Wink excellent

hey this has been extremely helpful for me as well!
much thanks!

i dropped your line into my ~/.Xdefaults file and the xterm + irssi keybindings problem I was also having is now fixed.

Old 04-26-2009, 03:16 PM   #4
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Very helpful here too, thanks!
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:52 AM   #5
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Smile thanks

Very helpful to me, the Xdefault but not the Xresources, that didnt work. =)
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