alt + backspace; alt+d etc. don't work anymore

Bug #619754 reported by Alexander Sack on 2010-08-18
This bug affects 13 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gnome Virtual Terminal Emulator
Fix Released
vte (Ubuntu)
Robert Ancell

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

since recent update alt key isnt useful in gnome-terminal anymore. this is major regression for my way of typing. Please fix. ask for more info on IRC. thanks!

Tobias Wolf (towolf) wrote :

Can confirm.

This is the Gnome bug whose fix broke it:

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Tobias Wolf (towolf) wrote :

I think that’s vte, not g-t.

affects: gnome-terminal (Ubuntu) → vte (Ubuntu)
Anmar Oueja (anmar) wrote :

I used to be able to do alt+a with Weechat to see the rooms I had activities in and that stopped working. I have to use Esc+a instead. It used to work just fine. I have Maverick with the latest updates as of Aug 18 - 13:20 UTC.

Mingming Ren (portis25) wrote :

Downgrade vte to 0.24.3 fixed the problem.

Changed in vte (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in vte (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → High
milestone: none → ubuntu-10.10-beta
assignee: nobody → Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team)
tags: added: regression-potential
Changed in vte (Ubuntu):
assignee: Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team) → Robert Ancell (robert-ancell)
Anders Kaseorg (andersk) wrote :

I can confirm that reverting fixes the problem. Here is a debdiff that does that.

Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Confirmed fix, thanks Anders!

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package vte - 1:0.25.90-0ubuntu3

vte (1:0.25.90-0ubuntu3) maverick; urgency=low

  [ Anders Kaseorg ]
  * debian/patches/fix-alt-modifier.patch:
    - Revert upstream commit b73782a, which broke the Alt modifier.
      (LP: #619754)
 -- Robert Ancell <email address hidden> Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:49:37 +1000

Changed in vte (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in vte:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Anmar Oueja (anmar) wrote :

works for me too

tags: added: patch
Changed in vte:
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
Changed in vte:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

this was fixed properly in the upstream bug now, could we get an update with that patch? thanks.

Anders Kaseorg (andersk) wrote :

Yeah, here. I tested it in my PPA.

Changed in vte:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
fbraun (fbraun) wrote :

Still affected in upstream :(
Too bad it didn't make it into maverick. Any chance of going for upstream soon?

Kevin Otte (nivex) wrote :

I've had to use Konsole to continue using Alt keys, which I use heavily in irssi. Upgrading to Natty is not really a consideration at this time. Will there be a fix for this pushed to Maverick? If not, does someone have a PPA with the fixed package?

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