So currently I have a gentoo VM on one of my windows machines at home. My preferred environment for developing on linux is using the awesome window manager with vim and urxvt. But on this particular installation there was something messed up that was preventing my from using
control+shift+6 to switch between buffers in vim. The problem was that urxvt was capturing the
control+shift key press as a hotkey combination for something called ‘keycap picture insert mode’. Not sure what that is, but I am sure I can live without it.
I ask my friend google, ‘who has encountered this and what I can do about it?’ No one seemed to know of a way to easily disable the hotkey feature in urxvt and the only option seemed to be that urxvt needed to be compiled without ‘iso14755′. This is where being on linux is nice; At least you have the option of recompiling and shaping the software how you want to use it. Unfortunately, the ease with which that can be done varies with packages. But, I’m using gentoo and this is supposed to be its party piece.
So I look into the documentation on portage and USE flags, which is fantastic BTW, and it looks like it should be as easy as adding a line to
emerge to not use iso14755. So I add a new line to package.use and then
And now urxvt just works as a I want it to.