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Re: Remote access keymap problem in Emacs
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Garry Heaton <garry at heaton6 dot freeserve dot co dot uk>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 2 May 2003 09:33:14 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Remote access keymap problem in Emacs
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, 2 May 2003, Garry Heaton wrote:
> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > 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
> > Garry,
> > 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).
> > Igor
> Thanks Igor. I already changed my XP env to tty which resolved an earlier
> problem you helped me out with regarding the rendering of a remote Emacs
> session. That worked but I still have this Ctrl+<space> problem. <backspace>
> also doesn't work. Is this problem peculiar to Emacs?
The backspace is probably a terminal problem; I'd guess an incomplete or
incorrect definition of TERM=cygwin on your remote machine...
FYI, I just tried remote Emacs in an ssh session in an xterm, and it
worked like a charm (although I'm a vi user, so I may not have put Emacs
through enough testing)...
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