Hey Fediverse, I have a technical question on #emacs..
When launching my linux without desktop, aka staying on a vconsole, when I start #emacs, keyboard input is... wrong.
For example, when using the cursor-keys, I only get capital letters (A, B) instead of cursor-movement.
Can anyone point me to a resource on how to fix that?
Boosts appreciated 🤙
@woozong is it just in Emacs, or everywhere in your terminal?
Try running "sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup" to set up the correct keyboard layout
@woozong sorry, should be "sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration" to change keyboard layout.
Although console-setup can be handy if the encoding is setup wrong.
@woozong I only run GUI Emacs, but these might be helpful:
But the fundamental issue is that using a terminal emulator forces you to interact with software through obsolete 1970s abstractions, so there's a lot of this sort of thing.
Yes, Emacs is from the 1970s, too, but it's progressed more than ANSI X3.64.
@woozong You might want to configure key mapping for the virtual console :)
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