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Re: [Fwd: Re: Alt key not working]

On Wed, Dec 09, 2009 at 09:54:01PM +0100, roberto wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 4:54 AM, Tony Nelson
> <tonynelson@georgeanelson.com> wrote:
> >>  From your reply it is not clear, to me anyway, if you do have the
> >> console-tools package installed.  The showkeys program is in that
> >> package.  If you need to figure out how/what it is for, I suggest you
> >> try reading the man page.
> >
> > I got the same message (on Fedora 12) when running as a normal user.
> > It works when run as root.
> well, running showkey as root from vt1 gives me:
> 0x64 0xe4
> so the kernel recognizes the key but anyway it does not work under X
> (kdm is the manager for kde 3.5)

now try xev in an xterm and see what output you get for the alt key.


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