Re: how to return Alt key to emacs?

Mark Shacklette (jmshack@home.com)
Mon, 8 Nov 1999 16:49:56 +0000 ( )


Thanks to all who kindly responded.  My problem with the alt key arose after an
upgrade to RedHat 6.1.  The fix was as follows.  I had to modify the keyboard
section in my XF86Config file as follows:

Section "Keyboard"
    Protocol    "Standard"
#    AutoRepeat 500 5
#    LeftAlt     Meta
#    RightAlt    Meta
#    XkbKeymap   "xfree86(us)"
#    XkbKeymap   "xfree86"
    XkbRules   "xfree86"
    XkbModel    "pc101"
    XkbLayout   "us"
EndSection

Apparently, the XkbKeymap stuff, along with the LeftAlt Meta stuff, was killing
my alt key.  Now, the alt key works fine in everything, even as Emacs's meta
key.

Thanks again,

Mark


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