xmodmap for emacs
So, I'm using Xubuntu (only use FVWM and sawfish as WMs), and when I startx& I can no longer use the alt keys as meta keys. I have read over the man pages but I keep doing something wrong. The weird thing is when I do I see mod1 listed as Meta_L just like I want it, but I can't use any key as the meta key. I know because emacs key bindings don't work on the terminal and GNU emacs. I cleared mod1 first then I ran
$ xmodmap -e "keycode 64 = Meta_L"
I used xev to determine the appropriate keycode. mod1 is only associated with Meta_L now according to xmodmap -pm. Any ideas?
$ xmodmap -e "add mod1 = Meta_L"