Wierd keymappings and missing Meta

Tzafrir Cohen tzafrir@technion.ac.il
Mon Jan 28 05:46:00 GMT 2002

On Mon, 28 Jan 2002, Kirsty Hollingworth wrote:

> I have installed Cygwin/Xfree86 according to the instructions.As I live
> in the UK I got hold of a Xmodmap for the keymappings.I tried running
> %xmodmap Xmodmap.uk
> where Xmodmap.uk is the mapping file from a bash prompt.I now get rather
> wierd behaviour.In bash windows (and in xterms running telnet to a linux
> box) I find that shift-3 sends #CTRL-M so that # is entered to the prompt.
> Also my backspace key prints a ~.CTRL-H still backspaces though.
> However in xedit everthing works fine. Backspace backspaces and shift-3
> prints a pound sign.Any suggestions?

What happens if you use:

  setxkbmap uk


Some other pointers:


  And the oh-so-confusing:

cygwin is not linux, but both use XFree and both use posix and gnu, so
there are enough points of similarity.

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