Marcelo Magno T. Sales
marcelo.sales at sefaz.pe.gov.br
Mon May 7 11:50:29 UTC 2007
Em Dom 06 Mai 2007, Doncho N. Gunchev escreveu:
> On Saturday 2007-05-05 05:58:04 oleksandr korneta wrote:
> > on 05/02/2007 10:22 AM Marcelo Magno T. Sales wrote:
> > > This is a very old bug in XOrg that has not been fixed till now. A
> > > workaround you may use is adding the following line to the InputDevice
> > > section of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
> > > Option "XkbOptions" "altwin:meta_win"
> > this works indeed Marcelo, thanks a lot. I'll stay with this method
> > until they fix the bug *hoping*
> Isn't this in bugzilla (I can not find it and hate to do it myself for
> every system)?
It's in xorg's bugzilla, but I don't remember the bug number.
> Shouldn't this workaround be enabled by default 'till the
> bug is fixed upstream?
Maybe it isn't because it has collateral effects depending on the language you
In my case, the right Alt should behave differently from the left one (AltGR,
for symbols), and I loose this functionality if I use the workaround above.
Instead, I use:
Option "XkbOptions" "altwin:left_meta_win"
With this option I have AltGR on the right Alt key, but then only the left Win
key works. Oh, well, I can live with that until the bug is fixed (if it will
Maybe someone more knowledgeable with X configuration can come up with other
solution that keeps both AltGR and the two Win keys working. If there is such
workaround, I think it should be enabled by default while upstream don't fix
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