Re: Update for kbd-chooser patch (was: Re: r23706 - in trunk/packages/kbd-choose)
On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 11:43:13PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
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> Great range of tests. Nice that you also tested serial installs.
> AFAICT all tests lead to the expected results :-)
> I've added some comments for some of the tests.
> On Tuesday 09 November 2004 18:57, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Results of my testing:
> > ia64 at the console, usb keyboard, 2.6 kernel
> > choices were: USB keyboard, No keyboard
> > (Default was USB keyboard)
> > This seems wrong, why is PC-Style not an option?
> > However, after I configured it to use this keyboard, all the
> > keys on the keyboard seemed to work correctly, so maybe it was
> > right.
> For the 2.6 kernel, the code in at-kbd.c checks for the presence of an AT
> connector (or maybe not for the connector itself, but for a kbd attached
> to it).
> As I don't force the display of an AT keymap list for IA64 in usb-kbd.c,
> the result is correct with the current code.
> That the keyboard works correctly is the result of the usb-mac-us keymap
> being the same as an AT keymap (unlike the usb-mac keymaps for e.g. FR
> and BE).
Given the current situation, could we not simply drop to the at keyboards on
all non-powerpc situations ? That is go for at, for all non-apple usb
keyboards ? We still miss the non-apple branded apple usb keyboards this way,
but there is not much we can do about this except having a list of all such
Alternatively, we could simply propose both the at and the mac-usb keyboards
and let the user chose.