On 25 September 2015 at 16:45, Austin S Hemmelgarn <ahferroin7@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:Personally, I would not ever advocate not reading the help text for an option (although in some cases it's pretty un-helpful, especially for some staging drivers).
On 2015-09-25 08:02, Jiri Kosina wrote:
For some reason there seem to be a lot of people who go to configure there
On Fri, 25 Sep 2015, Felipe Tonello wrote:
Maybe a better description on Kconfig and/or comments on source code
I personally find the current Kconfig description:
tristate "USB HIDBP Keyboard (simple Boot) support"
depends on USB && INPUT
Say Y here only if you are absolutely sure that you don't want
to use the generic HID driver for your USB keyboard and prefer
to use the keyboard in its limited Boot Protocol mode instead.
This is almost certainly not what you want. This is mostly
useful for embedded applications or simple keyboards.
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
module will be called usbkbd.
If even remotely unsure, say N.
shouldn't leave anyone dounting, but people are getting confused again and
own kernel and don't read the help text (I understand if you've been
building your own Linux kernel's for years and actually understand what a
Kconfig option is really asking, but most people who I've heard of doing
this have never built a kernel before in their life).
On the other hand, can anyone think of any real reason to use this outside
of embedded systems? I know there are a lot of distros that build this and
the USB HIDBP mouse support as modules, but I have yet to hear/find any
reports of hardware that _only_ works with this driver and not the generic
HID driver. If this is the case, it might make sense to make this depend on
EXPERT or at least remove the bit about 'simple keyboards'.
As regards renaming usbkbd.c, @Austin there are some reasons why you would
not read the Kconfig. As a beginner, I didn't even configure this part or
read the help text as I used the configuration that comes with Fedora, I
don't know if that's a valid excuse or not though. I'll leave you guys
decide, you're the experts!
As regards the issue with my capslock led I'm still looking into it.
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