Alt stopped working as Meta in gnome-terminal with gtk+3.0 3.2.2-0ubuntu1
|||Gnome Virtual Terminal Emulator||
My Alt key no longer acts as Meta in gnome-terminal on my precise system as of today. So for example in bash, Alt+b no longer moves back a word, Alt+Backspace no longer deletes a word, etc. These keystrokes now act as if Alt was not pressed.
Other libvte-based terminals like xfce4-terminal are not affected.
I traced this to the upload of gtk+3.0 3.2.2-0ubuntu1. After downgrading libgtk-3-0, libgail-3-0, libgail-3-common, gir1.2-gtk-3.0, libgtk-3-bin from 3.2.2-0ubuntu1 to 3.2.0-0ubuntu3 and restarting gnome-terminal, the problem goes away.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-terminal 3.0.1-0ubuntu3
Uname: Linux 3.1.0-2-generic x86_64
Date: Tue Nov 15 01:53:57 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha amd64 (20101202)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
|Changed in gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu):|
|status:||Confirmed → Invalid|
|Changed in vte:|
|importance:||Unknown → Medium|
|status:||Unknown → Confirmed|