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Date:      Sat, 5 Jul 1997 19:04:07 +0200
From: (J Wunsch)
To: (Donn Miller)
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: mapping <alt> to meta key in syscons
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In-Reply-To: <>; from Donn Miller on Jul 5, 1997 08:34:57 +0000
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As Donn Miller wrote:

> I've been reading past news articles in *.freebsd.misc about the problems
> with syscons and using the <alt> key as meta (ESC) in emacs.  Some
> postings suggested adding lines to .emacs and/or loading/modifying the
> right keyboard map with syscons - something about needing an 8th bit to
> get the syscons to recognize alt as meta.

Why didn't you read the Usenet thread to the end?

I've explained what you gotta do in your keymap files in order to get
the Alt key prepending an <ESC> to the keystroke.

cheers, J"org -- -- NIC: JW11-RIPE
Never trust an operating system you don't have sources for. ;-)

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