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I just switched to awesomewm. I am however wondering how can I:

  1. Make left Alt be Mod4 too (so both LAlt and Meta are Mod4)
  2. Make CapsLock become Escape


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In order to map Caps Lock to Escape you can add the following to your .xinitrc:

setxkbmap -option caps:escape &

I couldn't manage to map Alt though.

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To add to Julian's answer, you can remap Alt use xmodmap:

xmodmap -e "remove mod1 = Alt_L" -e "add mod4 = Alt_L"

This can go in your .xinitrc along with the call to setxkbmap.

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