[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Alt key in woody

From: Wu XiaoGuang
Subject: Re: Alt key in woody
Date: 10 Oct 2002 12:02:55 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

On 09 Oct 2002 08:52:13 +0200, Fredrik Staxeng wrote:

> (Wu XiaoGuang) writes:
>> Hi, all: I just installed Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 . The GNU Emacs
>> version is 21.2 .  I couldn't use Alt key normally. Although I
>> could use it it in terminal (emacs -nw), it's a little unsuitable.
>> I tried to put ,---- | xmodmap -e "keysym Alt_L = Meta_L Alt_L" &
>> `---- in ~/.xinitrc or ~/.xsession , but after I do this, I can't
>> startx later.
>> Thank you.

> I put only the Meta keysym on the Alt key, since Meta and Alt are
> synonymous.

> keysym Alt_L = Meta_L keysym Alt_R = Meta_R

> And then you have to check that all Meta keys are mapped to the mod1
> Modifier.

> ; xmodmap -pm xmodmap: up to 4 keys per modifier, (keycodes in
> parentheses):

> shift Shift_L (0x32), Shift_R (0x3e) lock Caps_Lock (0x42) control
> Control_L (0x25), Control_R (0x6d), Control_L (0x73), Control_R
> (0x74) mod1 Meta_L (0x40), Meta_R (0x71) mod2 Num_Lock (0x4d) mod3
> mod4 Control_L (0x73) mod5 Scroll_Lock (0x4e)

> Or you could just use the pc101 keyboard layout in X. Then there
> will be no Meta mapping on the Windows key, so the Alt key will be
> Meta.

> Your fix should work by itself, so it seems that your problem is to
> get the rest of the .xinitrc to work. Oh, and lose the & on the
> xmodmap line.

> -- Fredrik Stax\"ang | rot13:

Maybe it's the fault of myself.
Now my ~/.xinitrc contains:

|     xmodmap -e "keysym Alt_L = Meta_L Alt_L" &
|     # start icewm, and run xterm if it crashes (just to be safe)
|     exec icewm || exec xterm -fg red

It works now.
(I guess it only need a Window Manager, :-))

Do you Yahoo!?
Faith Hill - Exclusive Performances, Videos & More

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]