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

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Thu Jan 12 08:34:17 EST 2006

On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 22:20 +0100, Michael Hanselmann wrote:
> 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.

Yeah, but the question is why 3 ? I think one (on/off) is enough. Do you
have any case where people actually change the other ones ?


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