[PATCH/RFC?] usb/input: Add support for fn key on Apple PowerBooks

Michael Hanselmann linux-kernel at hansmi.ch
Thu Jan 12 08:20:56 EST 2006

On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 04:07:37PM -0500, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> Ok, I am looking at the patch again, and I have a question - do we
> really need these 3 module parameters? If the goal is to be compatible
> with older keyboards then shouldn't we stick to one behavior?

The old keyboard was controlled by ADB (Apple Desktop Bus) commands sent
by pbbuttonsd. That doesn't work for the USB keyboard because the
conversion is not done in hardware like with the old ones. ioctl's would
also be possible, but I'm not sure wether they would be easy to do for
USB devices. Module parameters can be changed using sysfs.


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