Weird keymap problem
Tired of stretching my fingers to reach for the control key I thought of
using my thumb instead, so I defined the right alt key to function as an
extra control key.
But this doesn't fully work! And it doesn't matter whether I try this
in X with xkeycaps and copying the left Control key onto the right Alt
key, or in the console with the apropriate loadkeys command:
$ loadkeys <<EOF
keycode 100 = Control
To make it easier to discuss this problem I use the following conventions:
Ctrl refers to one of the keys labeled Ctrl,
Alt refers to one of the keys labeled Alt,
CtrlL, CtrlR, AltL, AltR refer to the left/right key labeled Ctrl/Alt,
Control, Meta refer to the resp modifier bit.
Setting things up so that Ctrl and AltR all set the Control bit and
AltL still sets the Meta bit, I get this weird behaviour.
AltL-Ctrl-X gives Meta-Control-X
AltL-AltR-X gives Meta-Control-X
So it seems to work, but...
AltL-Ctrl-V gives Meta-Control-V
AltL-AltR-V gives nothing, nada, nop!
I tried all I could think of and more, but can't make sense out of this.