XFree86 4.1 upgrade: left ALT key no longer META1???

XFree86 4.1 upgrade: left ALT key no longer META1???

Post by Jan » Wed, 18 Jul 2001 11:58:01

I recently upgraded from 4.0.1 (in Mandrake 8.0) to 4.1.  The upgrade
was smooth, with no errors or warnings.  The new configuration works
great with one exception: for some reason, the mapping for the left
ALT key was changed and as a result the left ALT key is no longer
recognized in any META1+whatever combinations (the right ALT key works
fine - and I have checked this with multiple keyboards).

Here is my InputDevice section of the XF86Config:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "keyboard"
        Option      "Autorepeat" "250 5"
        Option      "XkbRules"    "xfree86"
        Option      "XkbModel"    "microsoft"
        Option      "XkbLayout"   "us"

BTW. attempts to use CustomKeycodes breaks most of the special keys...

Can anyone shed some light on how to fix this?  Many thanks!



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