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I'm looking to use the left control key as an additional [Meta] in emacs. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and I assume something could be done using xmodmap. Previous attempts at this have caused me to sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup in order to get all of my keys working correctly again. An emacs-only solution that could go in my ~/.emacs.d/init.el would be preferable!

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xmodmap -pke|sed -n -e '/= Control_L/s/Control_L/Meta_L/gp' | xmodmap -
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This is not what I am looking for. I already have CapsLock remapped in this fashion. What I need is a way for emacs to see the left control key as my Meta key. – user636685 Jun 2 '11 at 1:30
@user636685: Sorry, I completely misread your question. I have now changed my answer to fit your actual question. – Teddy Jun 11 '11 at 2:40

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