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 = ò). 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)
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)
mod4 Super_L (0x7f), Hyper_L (0x80)
mod5 Mode_switch (0x5d), ISO_Level3_Shift (0x71), ISO_Level3_Shift (0x7c)
and .Xdefaults for xterm is:
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.