For some reason, whenever I open Virtuoso in my school's UNIX/Linux account, bindkeys are not automatically enabled (except Esc to cancel a command). My only manual workaround is by typing the following on the CIW:
How do I set up my account to automatically load bindkeys?
Are you using the sample cdsinit file from cadence? If you open your the equivalent of this file:
...../IC06.13.507/tools.lnx86/dfII/samples/local/cdsinit and search for bindKey you will find it should be referenced.
If i remember correctly the first place cadence will look for a .cdsinit will be:
Do you have such a directory, i suspect you do not or it is empty? I had to create mine and then copy the sample cdsinit to .cdsinit, for example:
cp /IC06.13.507/tools.lnx86/dfII/samples/local/cdsinit .cdsinit
Note that you can still have your own .cdsinit & .cdsenv in your working area to setup your own particular preferences.
Hope this helps