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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 12:47:48 -0500

I see.  this seems to be the problem I'm having, and the last post mentions XFCE.

It seems that I just have to wait for a fix to be released?


On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 12:39 PM, suvayu ali <> wrote:
Hello Jai,

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 16:18, Jai Dayal <> wrote:
> 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

As I said, its a vte bug. Look at the bugzilla link I provided.

> On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 2:06 AM, suvayu ali <>
> wrote:
>> 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
>> <>.

Look at this link.


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