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Re: Bug#85629: keymap for RiscPC

In message <20010404213900.A11793@bylbo.nowhere.earth>
          Yann Dirson <ydirson@altern.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 02:06:36AM +0200, Richard Atterer wrote:
> > Phil wrote:

> > IMHO, the best solution would be to use the i386 keymaps, but convert
> > them to RiscPC maps (on the fly or while building the package) using
> > just one fixed lowlevel-to-lowlevel key code map.
> I'm not sure what you mean here.  If one plugs a PS/2 keyboard to a RiscPC,
> one should be able to use the same keymaps as on a PC, isn't it ?  Or did I
> miss some specificity ?

Afraid not, the hardware controller produces different keycodes to a
PC.  Of course, ARM Linux set appropriate defaults for when no map is
loaded, but loading a PC keymap has unfortunate consequences.

> > I have the following keyboards:
> >  - original Acorn British (qwerty) [gathering dust /somewhere/...]
> >  - original Acorn German (qwertz)
> >  - M$ Natural Elite German (qwertz)

I've got a US keyboard, and an enhanced UK "multimedia" one too.

> > This means I can give you the lowlevel "showkey" keycodes for all of
> > these, including the additional key on German keyboards (between the Y
> > and left Shift) and the Meta+Menu keys.
> Well, I guess someone with the hardware will spend less time on this, and
> someone actually using it will probably have less trouble debugging it...

Richard's volunteered himself nicely :-)


 Peter Naulls - peter@erble.freeserve.co.uk -  http://chocky.mine.nu/
 Java for RISC OS and ARM - http://www.java.riscos.org.uk/
 Debian Linux on RiscPCs - http://www.erble.freeserve.co.uk/

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