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Re: emacs, X, and Alt key--SOLVED!

On Wed, 21 Jan 1998, Daniel Martin at cush wrote:

> Mark Phillips <mark@ist.flinders.edu.au> writes:
> > I, like Thomas Vaughan, have been having problems getting emacs to
> > recognise the Alt key under X.  (The system is a Toshiba laptop.)
> The `problem' is that the Alt keys aren't acting as the Meta keys -
> instead, your X is configured to have the Windows-Logo keys act as
> Meta.  XFree86 does this if you tell it that you have a 104-key
> keyboard (the keyboards without these amusing keys are 101-key
> keyboards).  Based on earlier correspondence with the original person
> who posted this problem, I think that XFree86 may now default to
> 104-key keyboard behavior unless you tell it otherwise.

The laptop doesn't have meta keys or windows-logo keys.

> Anyway, there are two ways to fix this:
> 1) Tell XFree86 that you have a 101-key keyboard.
> ...
>    XkbModel        "pc101"

I did this, restarted X, and it didn't fix the problem.

> 2) Just force the Alt keys to act as Meta
> Add the following lines to the end of your /etc/X11/Xmodmap:
> keycode  64 = Alt_L Meta_L
> keycode 113 = Alt_R Meta_R

This worked!

Thanks for your help, all of you.

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