[arch-general] Does anyone find Compiz Fuscion eat up all Alt keys?

yueyu lin popeyelin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 16:03:34 EST 2008

Hi, all
   I found the CF in my machine ate up all alt keys besides the CF binding
short cuts including Alt, such as Alt+F1,Alt+Tab,Alt+F2,etc.

   The scenario is when I enable compiz fuscion in my laptop T61p with
nvidia newest driver, everything works fine and smoothly except no more
application short cuts containing Alt.
   That means firefox doesn't have "Alt+F", "Alt+E", Emacs doesn't have
"Alt+X". Especially for Emacs's "Alt+X", it's my most important things to
use Emacs even use my laptop. So I have to disable compiz when I wanna use

  I really have no idea what happened even after searching internet. I found
when I use xmodmap to add Alt_L to the mod4 even the Alt_L and Alt_R is
already set to mod1, the application short cuts work but the compiz short
cuts retire... which means "Alt+Tab" doesn't work.

  The following is the output of my "xmodmap", I wish it would be helpful to
identify the problem. Thanks.

[yueyulin at t61p ~]$ xmodmap
xmodmap:  up to 2 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses):

shift       Shift_L (0x32),  Shift_R (0x3e)
lock        Caps_Lock (0x42)
control     Control_L (0x25),  Control_R (0x6d)
mod1        Alt_L (0x40),  Alt_R (0x71)
mod2        Num_Lock (0x4d)
mod5        Scroll_Lock (0x4e)

Yueyu Lin
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