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Re: Powerbook5,6 longer list of what does not work...

On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 06:38:08PM +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-03-10 at 02:54 +0100, Chocron J. wrote:
> > Hi list !
> > 
> > I read the initiated by Antonio-M Corbi Bellot, and I am afraid that the list 
> > he provided is incomplete. So far, after about 3 weeks of fiddling with the 
> > various machine's settings, I have kind of acertained that the following 
> > hardware does not work (even with :
> Heh, that's what happens when you buy brand new model :) Hopefully, A
> friend of mine here ordered one, so I'll be able to fix most of the
> stuff soon.
> > - Soundcard : it is recognized, but I am unable to play any sound,
> That should be fairly easy to fix hopefully.
> > - Trackpad (we all know that now !!),
> Yes. I think Vojtech will do a minimum fix soon as soon as he gets
> access to the HW (should happen next week I think). Later on, I'll try
> to figure out the "gesture" thing and other fancy stuff, at least once I
> have some physical access to my friend's box (read: when Apple
> delivers).
> > - Keyboard (the fn key does not work, it does not modify the keycode of any 
> > key when held down),
> Interesting. Probably the new USB keyboard requires software handling of
> the Fn key... That would suck tho, unless we hide something in the
> driver. 

That's already what has to be done for the delete/forward delete key, 
so at least it makes things more uniform. 

Wouldn't it be better to treat the Fn key like an additional modifier
for "cramped" (i.e., notebook) keyboards, even on ADB? 

Yeah, this needs more tables to translate the keycodes, but byte
arrays are cheap compared to code.

BTW, maybe Apple has also fixed the CapsLock nightmare with
the new keyboards (AFAIR hardware NumLock was similar but
don't quote me on this).


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