Re: [PATCH] trivial patch to support for "ACPI" keys in pc_keyb.c

Date: Fri Nov 16 2001 - 17:44:00 EST

On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Pavel Machek wrote:

> These keys are common on recent keyboards so I'd vote for adding this.

And Zwane Mwaikambo answered and asked:

    Do these keys correspond to the correct ones on your keyboards? I still
    have to come across a keyboard which has these keys but different
    scancodes. But i think i'm beating a dead horse ;)

My collection of scancode data can be found at
In particular you see at
that having power saving keys with scancodes e0 followed by 5e/5f/63
is a Microsoft standard. Every modern keyboard that has power saving keys
has them with these scancodes.

So, I have no real objections against your patch.
(On the other hand, this is an area that is perhaps best regarded as
frozen. Changes just to avoid the trouble of a setkeycodes call
should perhaps be postponed.)

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