Re: Macbook pro re-mapping single key
On 5/2/2012 5:05 PM, Riccardo Romoli wrote:
Hi to all,
I'm a newbie of Debian but using the Debian-Wiky I was able to install
Debian 6 as single boot, on my MacBookPro (v.3.1). The only problem I
notice, till now...., is about the Alt key. I bought the computer as
used from a German guy ignoring that the keyboard has the particularity
to has only the left Alt key instead of two. So the right Alt key is
replaced by a second ENTER and the left Alt key is used as Meta key
instead of Option key.
I tried to configure the keyboard with the graphical interface but I
wasn't able solve my problem. If, for example I press Alt+Tab, I was
able to switch between the different windows, but the Alt key doesn't
work both in the various text editors (emacs, gedit...) and in the
terminal, to type the extra character such as tilde, square brackets...
I think I should re-map my keyboard replacing the extra ENTER with the
Alt(Option) key but I have no idea how to do this.
Do you have any suggestion?
Sent from iPod
Unhelpful, but possibly a good suggestion? :
When away from home base, remapping would be preferable, but at home,
you might get a full-sized PC keyboard that works the way you expect.
You would have to re-configure the key layout every time you switched,
but it's something to consider.