Emacs-snapshot Right Alt key

Scot Johnson scotjohnson at mac.com
Wed Dec 27 01:01:28 UTC 2006

Stephen Ryan <taketwoaspirin at gmail.com> writes:
> Got it!  A thread here
> http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=287318  pointed me at the
> solution, though I ended up using a combination of two solutions.
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf has an odd option in the Keyboard section that
> looks like this:
> Option "XKbOptions"  "lv3:ralt_switch"
> I commented that out and restarted X, which didn't really seem to
> change anything, most likely because Gnome overrides a bunch of
> keyboard settings.  I'm not sure if it's necessary or not, but it's
> the first one I tried.
> There's also a setting in System -> Preferences -> Keyboard -> Layout
> Options -> Third Level Choosers, where "Press Right Alt key to choose
> 3rd level" is pre-selected.  I unchecked that, and my right Alt key
> started working again.  From the other thread, it looks like you may
> need to try one or both methods for disabling this feature.
Great detective work Stephen!  I was able to use the System->
Preferences -> Keyboard -> Layout -> Options -> Third Level Choosers
route.  I did not need to comment anything out of the
/etc/X11/xorg.conf file.

My right alt key is working like a charm...

Thanks a bunch for the help!!


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