[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: switching to linux keycodes in woody

Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Jun 2001, Michel DSnzer wrote:
> > Ethan Benson wrote:
> > > I am wondering if there is any reason we should not switch woody to
> > > use linux keycodes by default and finally abandon the adb keycodes?
> > >
> > > AFAICT all that needs to be changed is dbootstrap to use i386 keymaps
> > > on macs, the kernel-images to turn off CONFIG_MAC_ADBKEYCODES, and
> > > console-* to choose i386 maps on macs instead of mac keymaps.  the
> > > default X11 configuration would need to be changed probably as well.
> >
> > Nope, it sets Option "XkbModel" "pc104" by default already.
> >
> > I am all for this - APUS not having Linux keycodes yet is not an issue, it
> > will keep Amiga keycodes, right?
> I don't know. Should APUS start using Linux keycodes too?

I think it'd be worthwhile, it would cut down the effort needed for keymap
maintenance to virtually zero.

> I hope it's not the same as using PC/AT keycodes for everything, since we
> tried that on m68k ages ago and it didn't work out at all, so we reverted
> and sent the PC/AT keycodes with an old Sojuz into the Sun :-)

AFAIK Linux keycodes are PC/AT keycodes, with a few exceptions. Let's hope the
exceptions are what kept you from adapting PC/AT back then. :)

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)    \   Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
CS student, Free Software enthusiast   \        XFree86 and DRI project member

Reply to: