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Old 08-16-2005, 10:16 AM   #1
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Question Can you change the Backspace key pre-login?


I'm having a problem when logging in to a Redhat system in that if I press the backspace key during the login sequence (ie. either entering the username or the password) it's not recognised as backspace.

Once logged in I can use 'stty erase <BACKSPACE>' as normal which works fine.

However, I'm trying to find out if there's a way of allowing backspace to work pre-login!

Any ideas?


Old 08-17-2005, 07:32 PM   #2
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I would use a different getty. There are several.
Getty is the program that spawns the shell, and controls login.
mingetty is one option.

If you must, add that line to your /etc/rc.d/rc.local file (stty erase <BACKSPACE>)
Old 08-17-2005, 07:33 PM   #3
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Sorry - double posted


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