On 2003-01-29 23:44, "Thaddeus J. Quintin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Greetings-
> I've looked around in google and the FreeBSD archives and I've seen this
> question asked many times, but never found the answer.
> I would like to map my "alt" keys to be "meta" keys.  Is there any
> reason why I shouldn't do that?  Is there a better/different
> solution?  Using ESC just doesn't cut it...

Copy the file /usr/share/syscons/keymaps/us.iso.kbd to a different
name, like /usr/share/syscons/keymaps/local.kbd.  Then open local.kbd
with an editor and replace all instances of `lalt' with `meta'
(without quotes).  This will make the left ALT key work as META.  Load
the new keymap with:

        # kbdcontrol -l local.kbd

To make "local.kbd" the default keymap at boot time, set
keymap="local" in your /etc/rc.conf file.

You can also map the right ALT key to META if you change `ralt' to
`meta', but I don't suggest switching both left and right ALT keys to
META since that would make switching consoles a bit difficult.

- Giorgos

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