I wasn't sure if "meta" was something that would be recognized in the keymap files, but it worked like a charm.
Rather than edit the file by hand, it was easer to do-
sed 's/lalt/meta/g' us.iso.kbd > local.kbd
Gotta utilize those UNIX tools!
Thanks a lot
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.
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