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Re: XFree86 update question

On Fri, Sep 14, 2001 at 03:02:09PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2001 at 01:34:25PM -0400, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> > >
> > Nope.  If I upgrade to the most recent kernel-image-2.2.19-pmac (I think 
> > 2.2.19-3.1), ADB keycodes are totally disabled.  IMHO, this lack of 
> > choice should be considered a bug.
> well its not. and its NOT changing.


> > Here's a possible way out: enable ADB keycodes in the new kernel, so the 
> > keycodes are selectable via the /proc file.  Then put an entry in 
> > /etc/sysctl.conf something like 
> > dev/mac_hid/keyboard_sends_linux_keycodes=1.  (Can we do this for pmac 
> > only?)  So new installs get linux keycodes, and upgrades get to have a 
> > real choice, which is documented in the upgrade notes.

Adam, I don't want to go down the route of using sysctl.conf for this;
it's supposed to be local admin only.  Would it be worthwhile to make
ADB keycodes be available, and not default?  Is there ANY reason not to
do this?  It's a relatively straightforward kernel patch.

Daniel Jacobowitz                           Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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