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Re: emacs on a text console - please help me overcome the shock


From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: emacs on a text console - please help me overcome the shock
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:46:02 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden writes:

>>>>>> "r" == rdiezmail-emacs  <address@hidden> writes:
> r> Now I have to work on a remote server via SSH, and the connection is
> r> not fast enough to tunnel X Windows over it, so I have to switch to
> r> console mode with "emacs -nw".
>
> r> The console mode has been a shock. There is no mouse at all. I cannot
> r> navigate the menus as usual, menu-bar-open is weird and unfriendly.
> r> But, worst of all, some key combinations do not work well.
>
> Same for me, but that's life here on Debian, even on ones very own
> laptop, no SSH involved, and even if you are root,
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=633652

The mouse should work in Emacs over SSH from an xterm.  Try
(xterm-mouse-mode 1).  It works for me.

There's also a mode to make the mouse work from a Linux console,
if gpm is running.  I haven't used it in a long time.  Look
around for t-mouse.el.
-- 
Ben Pfaff 
http://benpfaff.org



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