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Re: Emacspeak 16 and Emacs 21 problems.

Hi, unfortunately the alt key was reasigned, but the escape key still works
so I am not too unhappy.
Emacspeak 16 seams to work great with Mandrake 8.2, and everything appears
to read fine. I just edited some configuration files, etc, and it seams to
work fine now.

----- Original Message -----
From: Tim Cross <tcross@pobox.une.edu.au>
To: Thomas Ward <slingshooter@valkyrie.net>
Cc: <emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu>
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 8:58 PM
Subject: Re: Emacspeak 16 and Emacs 21 problems.

> Are you running emacs under X? If so, you will probably find the Alt
> key has been mapped to a different key such as one of the "windows"
> keys often found on newer keyboards - on my debian system (and the
> mandrake system I use to run) this was the key between the Ctl and Alt
> keys.
> Note that if you prefer to have the old behavior, you can re-map the
> keys using the xmodmap utility. from memory, there are instructions on
> this in the etc/PROBLEMS file of the emacs distribution, which you can
> access with C-h P.
> Also, be aware there may be some default site configurations which
> come with mandrake which may not work well or possibly be incompatible
> with emacspeak - check the /etc/emacs/site-lisp.el and
> /etc/emacs/site-lisp.d directory for details. I found problems with
> Mandrake because it comes with an emacs configuration which tries to
> make emacs behave more "microsoft/pc" like and set options like
> transient mark mode which use to cause problems with emacspeak (but
> which I think is OK with later versions) and re-definition of keys to
> make it more xemacs like, which can cause some confusion if your use
> to the default key mappings etc.
> On the whole, emacspeak works fine with emacs21 - I've been running it
> for a few months now without any real problems.
> Tim
> Tim
> >>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Ward <slingshooter@valkyrie.net> writes:
>     Thomas> Hi, list. I yhave just put Mandrake 8.2 on my system and
>     Thomas> have installed Emacspeak 16, and of course Mandrake comes
>     Thomas> with Emacs 21.1.  However, I have encountered a major
>     Thomas> problem. After loading Emacspeak with my Dectalk I try to
>     Thomas> press alt+x and absolutely nothing happens. I can't load
>     Thomas> eterm, eshell, or any other command using alt+x.  is there
>     Thomas> any other way to load eterm etc. I am a little frustrated
>     Thomas> at this point. Any pointers would be helpful. Thanks.

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