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Re: Strange behaveur for M-x

From: Heike C. Zimmerer
Subject: Re: Strange behaveur for M-x
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 20:44:43 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Anakreon Mendis <address@hidden> writes:

> If I press M-x, instead of the minibuffer taking focus, emacs produces a beep.
> I can't invoke any command except for those which a key binding exists.
> The key bindings which like M-a, M-e produce a beep also.

What does C-h k <your-M-x> report?

> KeyPress event, serial 28, synthetic NO, window 0x800001,
>      root 0x3a, subw 0x0, time 6331689, (166,-16), root:(172,11),
>      state 0x0, keycode 64 (keysym 0xffe9, Alt_L), same_screen YES,

You're sure your Alt isn't mapped to A-<whatever> and ESC to
M-<whatever>?  You're running Debian, and at least on mine, they are
mapped like this.


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