Bug 10808 - RightAlt not correctly set to ModeShift (set to Meta instead)
RightAlt not correctly set to ModeShift (set to Meta instead)
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: Xconfigurator (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Reported: 2000-04-13 22:41 EDT by alfred hochwarder
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-08 14:44:22 EDT
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Description alfred hochwarder 2000-04-13 22:41:54 EDT
In the standard XF86Config file, the following text appears:

    #To set the LeftAlt to Meta, RightAlt key to ModeShift,
    #RightCtl key to Compose, and ScrollLock key to ModeLock:

    LeftAlt        Meta
    RightAlt       Meta
   ScrollLock      Compose
   RightCtl        Control

Instead, I believe it should have
    RightAlt       ModeShift (as in the comment)

This causes problems with my Portuguese keyboard (cannot type @#'{[]} etc.)
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-07-12 11:22:53 EDT
Are you sure? The above works with my Norwegian keyboard, which also uses the
right alt (altgr) to type those characters.
Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-08-08 14:44:20 EDT
Is this still a problem? Can you try running Xconfigurator and see if this is a
problem? It works with Norwegian and German keyboards right now, which also have
AltGr keys...
Comment 3 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-08-15 16:54:41 EDT
Tested with German and Norwegian keyboard - this works for pinstripe+.

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