Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70237
vte + kinput2 seems to grab Meta/Alt key modifier
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:44:56 EDT
Description of Problem:
In a default Japanese gnome session, it isn't possible to enter say "M-x"
(ie Meta x in Emacs or XEmacs) inside gnome-terminal, which is rather
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a Japanese gnome session
2. Run gnome terminal
3. Run "emacs -nw -q" the gnome-terminal
4. Press "M-x"
An "x" appears in the "*scratch*" buffer.
"M-x " should be prompting for input in the minibuffer.
The problem doesn't occur in xterm or kterm.
Are there any M-<key> combinations that have to be caught by the
input method instead of vte? That is, could VTE just bypass
XInput handling entirely when the meta key is pressed?
(I remember some input methods beginning with M-<space>...)
Versions 0.10.9 and later will steal Meta-modified keystrokes from the input
method, which should fix this. Please reopen if you continue to see these problems.
Alt-x seems to work fine in Emacs now, but not Meta-x AFAICT.
The later is not vte bug, but just X mod config I guess.