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Bug#165416: marked as done (xfree86: no warning of meta/alt/windows key behavior change)

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Package: xfree86
Version: unavailable; reported 2002-10-18
Severity: normal

Using a standard 104-key keyboard with the windows key, I have many
keymappings using alt and windows combinations. Upon upgrading, my alt
key turned into meta and the windows key no longer worked properly.
After reading the changelogs I figured out that I had to add the
following to my XF86Config-4 file:

Option          "XkbOptions"    "altwin:meta_win"

There was no warning of this change, and for a long time I was
unable to fix the problem. I didn't even know where to look, and for a
while I thought it was a kernel keymap issue. To save others the
frustration and wasted time I went though, I think that if this setting
isn't added automatically to the user's config file, it should at least
be documented in README.Debian and displayed in a dialog before the
package is installed.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux hypnotic 2.4.19 #1 SMP Mon Aug 5 21:44:39 PDT 2002 i686
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You can't please all of the people all of the time.


Closing this report.

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