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Re: Help producing the Alt modifier

From: Alexander Nikolov
Subject: Re: Help producing the Alt modifier
Date: 10 May 2003 01:24:28 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

address@hidden (Kai Großjohann) writes:

> Alexander Nikolov <address@hidden> writes:
> > I think that my problem is relevant to the subject of this thread so
> > I'd post it here.  Does anybody have any clues as to why my Alt key is
> > working fine as a Meta modifier within X but does not trigger any
> > action within Emacs on the terminal. ESC is working both ways, but is
> > somewhat inconvenient.  I'm interested id ESC can be modified in such
> > a way that it acts _e_x_a_c_t_l_y like a Meta key.
> Type M-x (not ESC x) in the terminal, then C-h l.  What do you see?
> Which terminal are you using?  For example, xterm and konsole need
> mutually exclusive configuration of the Alt/Meta key, so it's
> impossible to make it work for both in the same session.  (It works
> if you use different keys.  But I prefer to use the same key
> always -- the key to the left of the space bar should be Meta,
> regardless of what's printed on it.)
> -- 
> file-error; Data: (Opening input file no such file or directory ~/.signature)

When I wrote "terminal" I actually meant the console(tty). When I
write M-x and then C-h l there is no sign of M-x(nor of any other

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