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Re: Remote access keymap problem in Emacs

On Fri, 2 May 2003, Garry Heaton wrote:

> I'm using Cygwin on XP Pro to access a console-based Red Hat server via
> ssh. Everything is fine except for Emacs which will not recognise the
> Ctrl+<space> combination for setting the Mark. Any ideas? I'm a bit
> green on the issue of which end of the client/server supplies which bit
> of the networked interface. I tried loading different keymaps on the
> server but the result was the same. Red Hat's ENV shows TERM=cygwin so
> that's not a problem. I also accessed this server from a Mandrake
> machine and didn't have the problem so it appears to be a Cygwin issue.
> Garry Heaton


The problem is likely not Cygwin per se, but Windows (or, rather, the
Windows console).  Apparently, the console doesn't recognize the
Ctrl-Space combination, and treats it as a regular Space.  So, no special
key sequence is sent for the applications to pick up.  At least, that's
what I see (with CYGWIN=notty).  Try it with CYGWIN=tty, it might just
work for you.  This is not related to ssh, btw.

The only other solution, really, is trying a terminal application that
doesn't use the Windows console, e.g. rxvt (or, if you have X installed,
xterm).  In both of these Ctrl-Space should work just fine (works for me
in an xterm).
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