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Re: the old no working alt key in linux console

From: Harry Putnam
Subject: Re: the old no working alt key in linux console
Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2020 07:54:32 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Harry Putnam <address@hidden>
>> Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2020 15:27:03 -0500
>> As smart as emacs has gotten surely there is some simple technique to
>> get emacs to use the alt key in console mode.
>> I haven't had to deal with this for a long time, and am finding piles
>> of serioiusly complex stuff on google about fixing it.
>> Working in chroot on linux console (lubuntu) I'm having to use the
>> escape key to do common things like M-x M-w (copy).  Is there some
>> simple way to control this...
>> I'm on emacs 26 .. that what ubuntu has available on the repo.
>> Working in an xterm but when I call emacs it will only open in -nw
>> inside the terminal.
> What does Emacs see when you press Alt-SOME-KEY?

Looks like a tiny circle with forward slash accoss it:
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