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Re: (no subject given!)

From: Knut Forkalsrud
Subject: Re: (no subject given!)
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 17:21:04 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.0.91

address@hidden (John Bunch) writes:

> When emacs is run in X Window mode on Linux, and the cursor is
> placed on the first printf function call in this file, and when
> Alt-; is entered on my PC keyboard, the bell rings to indicate that
> the key is undefined.  However, when the exact same things are done
> running emacs in a gnome-terminal window (emacs -nw), this key
> causes a comment to be started at the end of the line, which is what
> it is supposed to do in X Window mode.
> I can work around this bug by typing the Microsoft Windows key with
> the semicolon key in X Window mode, but that really should not be
> the meta key.  I looked through the documentation and could not
> figure out how to remap my keyboard so that the Alt key would act
> consistently as the meta key in both modes.

This is a problem with XFree86.  I believe it is corrected in version
4.0.3 released a few weeks ago.  In the mean time, put the following
into your ~/.Xmodmap file:

! xmodmap accepts the following input expressions:
!  pointer = default              reset pointer buttons to default
!  pointer = NUMBER ...           set pointer button codes
!  keycode NUMBER = [KEYSYM ...]  map keycode to given keysyms
!  keysym KEYSYM = [KEYSYM ...]   look up keysym and do a keycode
!  clear MODIFIER                 remove all keys for this modifier
!  add MODIFIER = KEYSYM ...      add the keysyms to the modifier
!  remove MODIFIER = KEYSYM ...   remove the keysyms from the modifier
! where NUMBER is a decimal, octal, or hex constant; KEYSYM is a valid
! Key Symbol name; and MODIFIER is one of the eight modifier names:
! Shift, Lock, Control, Mod1, Mod2, Mod3, Mod4, or Mod5.  Lines
! beginning with an exclamation mark (!) are taken as comments.  Case
! is significant except for MODIFIER names.
! Keysyms on the left hand side of the = sign are looked up before any
! changes are made; keysyms on the right are looked up after all of
! those on the left have been resolved.  This makes it possible to
! swap modifier keys.
! xmodmap:  up to 2 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses):

keycode 0x73 =  Alt_L
keycode 0x40 =  Meta_L
keycode 0x71 =  Meta_R
keycode 0x74 =  Alt_R

clear Mod1
clear Mod4

add   Mod4    = Meta_L Meta_R
add   Mod1    = Alt_L Alt_R

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