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Old 09-13-2006, 12:59 AM   #1
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xterm alt becomes compose? Only xterm affected.


Hey there.


I've been using urxvt for about 9 months now, so i've not noticed this issue before.

When i changed my wm (fluxbox to wmii), i started using xterm again. However, now in xterm the left alt key appears to be a compose or meta key (eg l_alt+r = ). While this would be very useful if it was the right alt (which also does this), i need the alt key to actually work as standard alt (for keybindings). This is making irssi unusable.

i checked with urxvt and the rest of my apps, xterm appears to be the only affected application when X is running.

my locale was set to en_GB.UTF-8 (en_US gives the same behaviour), it's a British keyboard, and the X keymap was set to presario (the type of laptop)

xmodmap gives:
Code:
shift       Shift_L (0x32),  Shift_R (0x3e)
lock        Caps_Lock (0x42)
control     Control_L !xterm*cursorC
(0x25),  Control_R (0x6d)
mod1        Alt_L (0x40),  Alt_L (0x7d),  Meta_L (0x9c)
mod2        Num_Lock (0x4d)
mod3      
mod4        Super_L (0x7f),  Hyper_L (0x80)
mod5        Mode_switch (0x5d),  ISO_Level3_Shift (0x71),  ISO_Level3_Shift (0x7c)
and .Xdefaults for xterm is:
Code:
xterm*cursorColor:grey
xterm*colorMode:true
xterm*locale:false
xterm*loginShell:true
xterm*background:black
xterm*foreground:white
xterm*scrollBar:false
XTerm*jumpScroll:               true
XTerm*multiScroll:              true
Google and the man page don't appear to shed any light.

Can someone who's really familiar with xterm help me out here? I'm now officially lost.

OS is Slackware-current. Box is a compaq presario 2100series. AFAIK this hasn't happened before, and i've changed nothing to my knowlege.

Thanks

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