On my X1 Carbon running openbsd 6.6, the console works fine with the non-X version of emacs except that the meta key is not set. One can emulate the meta key by typing escape followed by x, but this is a pain. Maybe there is some mechanism for setting the alt key to meta in emacs on consoles, but I use X11 so I haven't needed to pursue this.
Same story on the virtual console window on a vga monitor attached to a desktop with 6.6. Dave Raymond PS - You might take a look at this comment for freebsd: https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/alt-as-meta-key-in-emacs-within-virtual-console.40275/ On 2/24/20, Emilia <emi...@sonic.net> wrote: > It is impossible to use Emacs on OpenBSD Terminal (no X). > > Look at this screenshots: > > On Linux / macOs -- this same version of Emacs and org-mode would > display this file with colors etc. > > OpenBSD can't even show the mode line. > > How do I fix this? > > Em -- David J. Raymond david.raym...@nmt.edu http://physics.nmt.edu/~raymond