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Re: [davidw@debian.org: Bug#111905: Upgrade to X in testing breaks alt keys]

Ethan Benson <erbenson@alaska.net> writes:

> On Tue, Sep 11, 2001 at 10:21:11AM +0200, David N. Welton wrote:
> > Michel Dänzer <daenzer@debian.org> writes:

> > > On Tue, 2001-09-11 at 07:16, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > > > Is this the linux keycodes issue again?

> > > Yes.

> > Well, yes and no.  I had linux keycodes working just fine, untill
> > Branden's latest X upgrade broke my Apple key, which was chugging
> > along happily as my Alt key (it's a better choice than Apple's
> > "alt" key, as it's larger, so for someone who uses it in emacs all
> > the time, it's easier to hit with my thumb).

> Branden broke nothing.

What changed then?  Why did it work for me before and it doesn't work
now, without Xmodmapping it?  The heart of the question seems to be
that X is translating 125 into 115 - how does it do that?  Is it

> if you prefer Apple/command == Alt then look at my Xmodmap at:

I've got my own that seems to work, thanks to Colin.  But before it
wasn't necessary.  I'd at least like to understand the reason behind
this, be it correct or not.

David N. Welton
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