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Re: Keyboards on PowerPC....

On Tue, 2002-01-15 at 00:24, The Doctor What wrote:
> * Michel Dänzer (daenzer@debian.org) [020114 17:03]:
> > On Mon, 2002-01-14 at 23:44, The Doctor What wrote:
> > Don't think so. Search for information about Linux keycodes, e.g in this
> > list's archive.
> Thanks for pointing out what the magic words to search for are, but
> I still contend it's a problem.

You're probably right, thanks for volunteering to solve it once and for
all. :)

> However, I can now go and straigten everything out....Done.  Easy
> when someone points out the problem.  But it should still have been
> done for more and documented someplace I could find.  (Say, in
> /usr/share/doc/kernel-source or yaboot).

You could have found it in the list archives instead of posting a rant.

> > > The debian keymaps just *totally* bork everything.
> > 
> > You need to learn about the difference between ADB and Linux keycodes,
> > and use the right keymap.
> Why?  Seriously, this page implies that I shouldn't need to care
> anymore:

Anyone using the distribution kernels shouldn't need to care anymore. If
you build your own kernels, you need to know what you're doing.

> http://www.debian.org/ports/powerpc/keycodes
> The choice has been made.  But it isn't implimented (well, not
> completely anyway)!  There is no append line added upon
> installation,

I agree that would be a good idea.

> there is no note about setting an option while buliding the kernel (I
> assume there is a way to default this when building a kernel, yes?).  


The console-* debconf interface shows information about this if the
kernel sends ADB keycodes, it would be a good idea to show it at any
rate, but the base system is deeply frozen so it's not looking good for

> In sum, nothing was explained to me as I did an install.

That's bad.

> And while I'm here whinging; Why isn't fnset included in debian
> someplace  (in base, I would hope)?

Because nobody has included it.

> fnset, for those that don't know, is a program to write to the PMU
> (that's the right acronym, right?) on your iBook to make it so that
> f1, f2, etc. work correctly, and that the volume and brightness keys
> can only be activated via fn+f1, fn+f2, etc.

Looking at what's written on the keys, you seem to have a funny
definition of 'correct'...

> In otherwords, it reverses the function of the fn key.

That sounds better. :)

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

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