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Re: XF4.2 packages think Alt is Meta



On Thu, Jun 20, 2002 at 04:20:22PM -0400, Daniel Burrows wrote:
>   Hi,
> 
>   I'm testing the XFree86 4.2 packages, and the first thing I noticed
> (within a few seconds of setting them up) is that none of my keybindings
> work; for instance, the one I use to pop up a new xterm (Alt-t) or the
> one I use to move windows (Meta-Button1).
> 
>   A few seconds of experimentation revealed the problem: the new X
> version maps my Alt key to Meta; Alt now works for Meta bindings, and
> the Alt bindings seem to be completely inaccessible.
> 
>   I have the following in XF86Config; this is unchanged from the
> previous X version:
>     Option "XkbRules"   "xfree86"
>     Option "XkbModel"   "pc104"
>     Option "XkbLayout"  "us"
>     Option "XkbCompat"  ""

Upstream changed things again.  You want to play with the altwin symbols
file:

// $XFree86: xc/programs/xkbcomp/symbols/altwin,v 1.4 2001/10/10 19:18:32 herrb Exp $

partial modifier_keys 
xkb_symbols "meta_alt" {
    key <LALT> {	[ 	Alt_L,	Meta_L		]	};
    key <RALT> {	[ 	Alt_R,	Meta_R		]	};
    modifier_map Mod1	{ Alt_L, Alt_R, Meta_L, Meta_R };
//  modifier_map Mod4	{};
};

partial modifier_keys 
xkb_symbols "meta_win" {
    key <LALT> {	[ 	Alt_L,	Alt_L		]	};
    key <RALT> {	[ 	Alt_R,	Alt_R		]	};
    key <LWIN> {	[ 	Meta_L			]	};
    key <RWIN> {	[ 	Meta_R			]	};
    modifier_map Mod1	{ Alt_L, Alt_R };
    modifier_map Mod4	{ Meta_L, Meta_R };
};

partial modifier_keys 
xkb_symbols "left_meta_win" {
    key <LALT> {	[ 	Alt_L,	Alt_L		]	};
    key <LWIN> {	[ 	Meta_L			]	};
    modifier_map Mod1	{ Alt_L };
    modifier_map Mod4	{ Meta_L };
};

partial modifier_keys 
xkb_symbols "super_win" {
    key <LWIN> {	[ 	Super_L			]	};
    key <RWIN> {	[ 	Super_R			]	};
    modifier_map Mod4	{ Super_L, Super_R };
};

partial modifier_keys 
xkb_symbols "hyper_win" {
    key <LWIN> {	[ 	Hyper_L			]	};
    key <RWIN> {	[ 	Hyper_R			]	};
    modifier_map Mod4	{ Hyper_L, Hyper_R };
};

// Use Menu for the menu key
partial modifier_keys 
xkb_symbols "menu" {
    key <MENU> {	[ 	Menu		]	};
};

You can access these via the XkbOptions parameter, e.g.:

	Option "XkbOptions"	"altwin:meta_alt"

BTW, get rid of that XkbCompat option.  You're mixing and matching the
XKB configuration hierarchies.

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