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Re: lost the ALT key under emacs

On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 12:02:27AM -0500, Thomas Vogels wrote:
> Tiarnan O Corrain <ocorrain@esatclear.ie> writes:
> > I've a problem running emacs on my Compaq Armada 7770DMT laptop. The
> > Alt key isn't working, so I can't get any M-x type commands. Does
> > anyone know why? Debian is the only dist I've run on this laptop, so I
> > don't know whether it's a specifically Debian problem.
> this may be a silly question, but are you sure your window manager
> isn't intercepting those key strokes?  (Does ESC then x still work?)

It isn't a silly question: the answer is that I don't know. ESC-x
works fine; having just discovered it I at least have an alternative,
but those Meta-based key-sequences are burned in as reflexes at this

Perhaps I just need rewiring... The window manager I use is sawmill
(no GNOME), and it has a binding Alt-TAB to cycle windows, which
doesn't work either (or rather, it does, but has the same effect as
TAB on its own, which seems to indicate that the Alt key is broken for
all of X).



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