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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 10:57:29AM +0200, David N. Welton wrote:

> > 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 configurable?

> because X 4.0 was broken.

How so?  What was wrong with 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.

> because the Apple key is not the alt key on apple keyboards.  deal
> with it.

I know that, but I had reconfigured it, and it worked.  As the
administrator of my computer, my preferences take precedence.  I
accept that fact, however, that I'm running testing and things aren't
going to be perfect.  What I would like to know is why it worked one
moment and didn't the next.  What changed?

David N. Welton
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