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

Michael Hanselmann linux-kernel at hansmi.ch
Thu Jan 12 08:43:51 EST 2006

On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 08:41:08AM +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > Johannes Berg told me he wants to use the fn key alone to switch the
> > keyboard layout or something. For such uses, the pb_enablefn is there.

Sorry, actually it's called pb_disablefn now.

> What does it do ? Just send a keycode ? That should be unconditionnal.
> The Fn key should change a keycode always. I don't see why you would
> that to be off.

No, if that parameter is disabled, it translates key combinations like
Fn+F1 to KEY_BRIGHTNESSUP. If it's enabled, it only sends KEY_FN.


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