Re: Bug#85629: keymap for RiscPC
On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 08:49:02PM +0100, Philip Blundell wrote:
> >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 ?
> No, unfortunately not. The RiscPC kernel does an internal remapping of
> scancodes in the keyboard driver, so although the keyboard is physically
> identical to a PC one, it needs a different map. This is completely nuts, of
> course, but there doesn't seem to be much prospect of changing it.
What's this issue, precisely ? I mean, where does it comes from, why
was it done, and why isn't it turned into a standard behaviour that
would make it possible to share keymaps ?
I CC Andries, who may know the answer, or may be inderested in it.
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