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

Vojtech Pavlik vojtech at suse.cz
Thu Jan 12 08:47:32 EST 2006

On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 10:43:51PM +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.
I believe a better behavior would be to send KEY_FN and then
KEY_BRIGHTNESSUP when enabled and KEY_FN and KEY_F1 when disabled.

Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs, SuSE CR

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