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Re: alt key on Fedora not working

From: Jai Dayal
Subject: Re: alt key on Fedora not working
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 10:18:46 -0500

I should have been more clear: yes, I am using emacs -nw  when ssh-ed into the servers.

However, on my local machine, there is a graphical emacs (23.2.1) and when I do alt-x, it works as expected (M-x)

So the problem only happens over ssh connections

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 2:06 AM, suvayu ali <> wrote:
On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 02:29, Jai Dayal <> wrote:
> On fedora 16 xfce, 64-bit, the alt key no longer works as it's supposed to
> for emacs (Meta key). I have to use escape instead. Any idea what's happened
> and how I should fix it?
> emacs version is 23.2.1

Are you using emacs in the terminal (emacs -nw)? There was a bug in
vte which caused Alt keys to be neglected for all gtk based terminal
emulators with the latest version of gtk. Several distros were
affected (e.g. Debian). If my description matches your problem, see
comment 20 on this bug report

> Thanks a lot!
> Jai

Hope this helps.


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