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Re: one key is beeping - don't know why...

From: upro
Subject: Re: one key is beeping - don't know why...
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2003 15:00:50 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1001 (Gnus v5.10.1) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:

> upro wrote:
>  > Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:
>  >>upro wrote:
>  >>
>  >>>Whenever I hit the AltGr key within emacs it beeps. AltGr does not
>  >>>beep in other programs, and it did not beep prior to upgrading to
>  >>>Slackware 9.0 (from 8.1). I have no clue what happened...
>  >>>
>  >>1. What does it do?  Try typing `C-h k AltGr' and note the message in
>  >>    the echo area (or the *Help* buffer, if the key is actually bound);
>  >
>  > THe key apparently is not nbound. The minibuffer says: <key-3> is
>  > undefined.
>  >
>  >>   then type `C-h l' and note the contents of the *Help* buffer.
>  >
>  > Lossage also says <key-3>. I had already tried that.
> I think that indicates that your keyboard is sending keysym 3, which is
> not being recognized by XKeysymToString (or your configuration did not
> #define HAVE_WINDOW_SYSTEM); see modify_event_symbol() in src/keyboard.c.
>  >>2. What do you want it to do?
>  >
>  > I need t to type parentheses like []{}, or the tilde etc. (I have a
>  > German keyboard layout).
>  >
>  > The beeping bothers enourmously, since it implies an error. The
>  > character is actually produced, but it beeps...
>  >
>  > Do you have any idea how to stop that?
> I don't know whether your keyboard is sending the correct keysym, or that
> it needs to be configured differently.  If it is sending the correct keysym,
> perhaps Emacs needs to be configured for its coding system.  You'll need 
> someone
> familiar with your platform and these issues to help you figure that out.

Solved! Apparently I had compiled without leim, abd emacs was trying
to use some language environment that was nonexistsnt. Strange,
thuogh, that everything else worked...

thanks for your help!

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