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Re: XFree86 update question

Adam C Powell IV wrote:

> >>Should there be some kind of auto-detection of HID and
> >>keyboard_sends_linux_keycodes in the .config and/or .postinst of the
> >>xserver, to detect and advise or correct such a situation?
> >>
> >Not a bad idea, Branden?
> >
> Thanks, just looked, there's no bug, so I've just filed one.

Great, I'll probably follow up on it trying to point out a few technical

> >>Or are we all comfortable with just letting lots of users
> >>get frustrated and confused, as with last December's change?
> >>
> >Of course not.
> >
> >The bottom line is: This won't be a problem for fresh woody installs as
> >they will use Linux keycodes from the start. The tricky part is to make
> >upgrades as smooth as possible, the big chunk of which has been done in
> >console-data.
> >
> Really?  How does this happen, I mean, with the same kernel-image, how
> does a fresh install default to the Linux keycodes?

The current kernel-image-2.2.19-pmac has ADB keycodes disabled, and Ethan
fixed boot-floppies.

> And, apart from an /etc/init.d script, is there a convenient way to make
> this the boot-time default on my machine?

As I have pointed out several times, a script can't be a solution because it
can't do anything before the root filesystem is checked.

Pass keyboard_sends_linux_keycodes=1 as an argument to the kernel, as
console-data recommends.

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

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