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Date:      Mon, 31 Jan 2000 17:00:10 +0200
From:      Giorgos Keramidas <>
To:        Walter Brameld <>
Cc:        Eric Jacoboni <>,
Subject:   Re: your mail
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <00013019043000.00335@Bozo_3.BozoLand.domain>; from on Sun, Jan 30, 2000 at 07:02:38PM -0500
References:  <00013013480000.05236@Bozo_3.BozoLand.domain> <> <> <00013019043000.00335@Bozo_3.BozoLand.domain>

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On Sun, Jan 30, 2000 at 07:02:38PM -0500, Walter Brameld wrote:
> I thought it was the Alt key also, but none of the above suggestions
> work. Either Code Commander is messed up or something in my KDE
> configuration is messing with it.

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
    % 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.

Giorgos Keramidas, < keramida @ ceid . upatras . gr >
"Don't let your schooling interfere with your education." [Mark Twain]

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