Subject: Re: Test for [Alt] / Meta key ?
To: beaker <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/11/2001 00:42:23
In message <000701c16a54$75678440$0200000a@windowbox>, "beaker" writes:
>I've been trying to get my wscons screens to work and I'm beginning to
>suspect the Meta or [Alt] key is not working. The keyboard is one of those
>ubiquitous "MS Certified" 104-key types which I seem to recall can cause
>problems in UNIX-like OSes. Is there a way to test whether the key is
>actually working and, if not, what can I do about it ? BTW, I would prefer
>not to install emacs just to test this...
Can you get into X?  If so, try xev and see if it notices the 

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