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

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Thu Jan 12 08:54:09 EST 2006

On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 22:43 +0100, Michael Hanselmann wrote:
> 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.

But that should be the full translation no ? I don't see why you are
splitting in translating the special keys and translating the rest of
the keyboard...


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