problems with left alt key

problems with left alt key

Post by Future Seeke » Thu, 15 Jul 1999 04:00:00

   I've been having problems with left alt key on FreeBSD 3.2. My
is that I can't do ascii codes using alt+numpad. The only ones I can do
are 99, 88, 77, 66, 55, etc...I use the left alt key and the numpad but
can only press a number key and after that console complains by beeping
me. So, when I do alt+7, I get M which is ascii code 77.

Everyone seems to be able to do ascii codes without problems and my
may seem uninteresting but I hope someone could still help me.

Also, is it normal that I can't switch windows (or screens, depending
on how you want to call them) using alt+numbers in *X under FreeBSD
I can use ESC+number but for some reason I can't hold ESC and go
all the windows. I have to release the ESC key each time.

Thanks in advance.

Future Seeker


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