Re: Awkward alt-key problem...
On Mon, 06 Sep 2010 23:08:51 -0600
Morgan Gangwere <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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> Howdy y'all
> I've been using CrunchBang 10 (so squeeze with some branding) and I've
> run into a subtle problem.
> I'm running on a (really old) Dell Latitude C600. Aside from the
> occasional issue with the video (Which is because, despite the fact that
> there's 8MB of video ram, 16MB is reported), the only problem I've had
> as of late is the Latitude keyboard layout apparently is intended as an
> international layout?
> I use irssi a lot and when I use the Alt-(num) to swap between windows I
> get... Funky characters. That is, I get subscript 2 for alt-2, subscript
> 3 for alt-3, mu for alt-4, etc... And it gets rather irritating.
> I have my /etc/defaults set to:
I don't know the solution, but I know a workaround :
if I remember correctly, I had this issue on a BSD system and Escape + <number> worked ok. YMMV.
Rares Aioanei <debian.dev.list>