garrett at bgb
Jul 18, 2002, 6:15 PM
Post #5 of 9
Beerse, Corni wrote:
>>From: Don Garrett [mailto:garrett [at] bgb]
>> I don't understand why I'm having this problem, but maybe
>>someone else does...
>> I'm running a RedHat 7.2 machine with the RPM
>>Redhat installed. I'm using the standard windows client
>>version 3.3.3 R3 on
>> When I run emacs on the linux machine, the Alt key doesn't
>>work for escape
>>sequences. Alt-b is ignored. Explicitly hitting escape b
>>jumps back a word
>>(just as expected).
> I have similar problems with W2K viewer to Linux or HP-UX servers. Specially
> the alt and ctrl key actions don't arive timely on the unix side. I think
> there are just to much parties that like to handle these keys: first it is
> the firmware on your desktop, then the os on you desktop. If they let the
> key's pass, only then it is in the control of vncviewer. The M$Windows based
> viewer has special options to simulate ctrl and alt actions to overcome
> these problems.
I have seen this problem on a different laptop running Windows 2000, but I
don't remember seeing it on the laptop before that with Windows 98 (didn't use
VNC much then). Perhaps it's a difference between NT and 98?
How hard would it be it add an option to transmit Alt-Key as an Escape then
Key sequence? I have used that with terminal emulators in the past to fix
I haven't looking into the VNC code, and I'm not sure if I'm setup to build
it or not. If I am, and I have time (pretty big if), I might try to produce a
tweaked version and see what it does.
> Might move to replace emacs with nedit (http://www.nedit.org) also
> avialiable with redhat ;-) It is (as editor) just as powerfull as emacs but
> it is only an editor, not a mailtool, not a newsreader, not an ide, not
But I LIKE being able to watch the towers on hanoi any time I like! ;>
It would be hard for me to switch. Not least because I've been using emacs
over 10 years, but because I'm using a lot of the extentions to help adjust to
local coding conventions, different version control systems, etc.
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