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Re: Alt key problem with MacBookPro

Hi Daniel,
the problem is that my keyboard has not two alt keys, but only the
left ones. In the alt right key position I have another enter. How can
I replace it with the right alt??


On 4/22/12, Daniel Landau <daniel.landau@iki.fi> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 12:47 AM, Riccardo Romoli <ric.romoli@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> my name is Riccardo, and I'm a newbie of Debian. Using the Debian-Wiky
>> I was able to install Debian 6 as single boot on my MacBookPro
>> (v.3.1). The only problem I notice, till now...., is about the Alt key
>> that doesn't work. I tried to configure the keyboard with the
>> graphical interface but I wasn't able solve my problem. If, for
>> example I press Alt+Tab,  I was able to switch between the different
>> windows, but the Alt key doesn't work both in the various text editors
>> (emacs, gedit...) and in the terminal, to type the extra character
>> such as tilde, square brackets...
>> How can I solve this problem? Is there a way to manually map the
>> keyboard??
> Did you choose the Mac/Apple layout when prompted? On my Macbook the
> left alt is the meta-key (for window switching, M-x etc. keybindings
> in Emacs) and the right alt is used for various extra characters. So
> the left and right alt are (usually) not the same key on an Apple
> keyboard in GNU/Linux.
> Daniel Landau

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