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Re: Alt Key no longer functions

Run XF86Setup.

You think, "But I already had a working X config file."

Run XF86Setup anyway.

Don't run xmodmap until you check how the new keys function and verify
which ones to modify. On my system backspace deletes to the left and
delete deletes to the right in every app I use. (Unfortunately things
don't work quite so well when I login to HP systems at work.) Alt works
in xemacs. I just tried Alt-Backspace and it works just like backspace.

On Mon, Nov 09, 1998 at 07:26:49AM -0500, Brian White wrote:
> Just as a follow-up...  If I put back my original /etc/X11/Xmodmap file
> (which has settings to make keyboards with the "Windows" keys work), then
> emacs recognizes the Alt keys (emacs wants the Meta keysym).  Tcsh still
> doesn't recognize it properly, though...  Alt-Backspace prints a garbage
> character instead of deleting the word.
> Here is my Xmodmap...
> keycode 0x73 =  Super_L
> keycode 0x40 =  Alt_L   Meta_L
> keycode 0x71 =  Alt_R   Meta_R
> keycode 0x74 =  Super_R
> keycode 0x75 =  Menu
>                                           Brian
>                                  ( bcwhite@verisim.com )

Lee Bradshaw                 lee@sectionIV.com (preferred)
Alantro Communications       lee@alantro.com

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