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Date:      Mon, 31 Jan 2000 22:19:23 -0500
From:      Walter Brameld <brameld@twave.net>
To:        keramida@ceid.upatras.gr, Giorgos Keramidas <charon@hades.hell.gr>
Cc:        Eric Jacoboni <jaco@titine.fr.eu.org>, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: your mail
Message-ID:  <00013122211200.57294@Bozo_3.BozoLand.domain>
In-Reply-To: <20000131170010.C33613@hades.hell.gr>
References:  <00013013480000.05236@Bozo_3.BozoLand.domain> <00013019043000.00335@Bozo_3.BozoLand.domain> <20000131170010.C33613@hades.hell.gr>

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On Mon, 31 Jan 2000, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:

> Use xmodmap to see what happends where Meta_L is bound.  In my keyboard
> with a clean XFree86 installation and US-English keyboard map, it was:
> 
>     % xmodmap -pke | grep Meta
>     keycode 115 = Meta_L
>     keycode 116 = Meta_R
>     % xmodmap -pke | grep Alt
>     keycode 64 = Alt_L
>     keycode 113 = Alt_R
> 
> So, to bind the left ALT key of my keyboard to Meta, I did:
> 
>     % cat >> ~/.Xmodmap
>     keycode 64 = Meta_L
>     ^D
>     % xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap
> 
> The next time I started Emacs, the left ALT key did work as a meta key.
> Putting the changes to the default xmodmap in ~/.Xmodmap ensures that
> they'll be there the next time you start X11 too.
> 
Thank you, that was extremely helpful! It turns out that my Meta and
Alt keys are tied together to the same keycodes. Guess I need to
seperate them.

 --  Walter

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