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Re: Bug#367149: kbd-chooser: [powerpc] does not detect ADB keyboards

On Sunday 14 May 2006 07:22, Frans Pop wrote:
> It's currently unsure if the keyboard will work correctly with AT
> keymaps as well as USB-MAC. I'll test that over the next days.

The current daily images now show the AT keymap list. I've tested this on 
Frank Lichtenheld's Powerbook G4 laptop, and all keys are mapped OK for 
the German keyboard.

The only change from the USB-MAC keymaps is that the apple key no longer 
works as the modifier key. Instead these can be accessed using Fn-Alt, 
which can probably be explained as that is probably equivalent to the 
right-Alt key on "regular" AT keyboards on i386.

AFAICT the options are:
- should the AT keymaps be made to support the apple key as modifier key
- should we go back to using the USB-MAC keymaps for powerpc
- should powerpc users learn to use Fn-Alt instead of the apple key

Going back to USB-MAC keymaps is possibly not the prefered option because 
as I understand it the input layer of the 2.6 kernel translates 
everything to "AT", so in principle all architectures should now use AT 

Advice and comments very welcome.


P.S. Eddy: a test by you too would be very welcome, especially if you can 
do a full installation and check the full range of characters on the 
installed system.

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