tips relating to the 'screen' program

backspace trouble

when i start 'screen' from an xfce4-terminal, the 'backspace' key doesn't work.

the fix is to use the Edit->Preferences... menu item in xfce4-terminal, go to the "Advanced" tab, and change "Backspace key generates:' from Auto-detect (the default) to either ASCII DEL or Control-H.

This post indicates that screen has this problem with some other terminal programs have this problem, too.