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Bug#655621: linux-image-3.1.0-1-amd64: ALT - ALT GR -2 and others are not recognized in toshiba Satellite Pro L300 keyboard

On Thu, 2012-01-12 at 21:08 +0100, Javier Barroso wrote:
> Package: linux-2.6
>  Version: 3.1.8-2
>  Severity: normal
>  Hi,
>  showkey nor xev show nothing when I type "ALT - ALT GR - 2" (and
> nothing too
>  with "ALT - ALT GR - 1"), I would like to
>  use complete-hostname bash functionality with the default key combo.
> "ALT - ALT
>  GR - 3" is working
>  I'm attaching image from my keys because this behaviour could be
> caused by
>  extra function associated to that keys (it is like magnifiers keys).
> I'm attaching too showkey output when I type "ALT-ALT GR - 3" and then
> try "ALT-ALT GR -2"
>  Please reassign this bug to other package if this issue is not
> directly
>  related to kernel

It probably does need to be fixed in the kernel.  If these
key-combinations are special then I would expect the toshiba_acpi driver
should probably handle them.  However, the driver hasn't been loaded on
your system, and since this model appears to be a few years old I
suspect this is not just a case of adding a new device ID to the driver
- there is probably some protocol difference.

You could try running 'acpi_listen' (as root) and then pressing those
keys to see whether it reports any events.  However, I don't know
whether acpi_listen will receive any events that are not recognised by
the kernel.


Ben Hutchings
When in doubt, use brute force. - Ken Thompson

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