OK, I’m fairly new to root, and have run into a problem that’s slowing me down. The problem is how to get the delete key to work at the root command prompt? All I get is a ~ character and a beep. Shouldn’t it inherit key settings from the xterm window it’s running in?
Using SuSe 7.3? Linux, X11, fvwm2 window manager, standard US keyboard.
“delete key” works differently to "backspace key’.
backspace - deletes symbol located previously to cursor position
delete - deletes symbol AT cursor position.
root  qwerty
To delete ‘y’ symbol with “delete key” cursor
must be positioned under ‘y’.
Check what “stty -a” says for the the erase key. Make sure that the delete key issues this code. Normally backspace is used.