defkeymap making machine useless (was Re: HTC Dream aka. t-mobileg1 support)
From: Pavel Machek
Date: Thu Jun 18 2009 - 19:07:25 EST
Debate is about keymaps:
Ok, I created something useful in the meantime. Question is, what to
do with the new keymap? I can obviously keep it at local patch,
PC defkeymap.map makes HTC Dream useless.
HTC Dream defkeymap.map makes PC useless :-(.
> > Yeah, I wasn't sure how to handle this. We try to keep the msm/dream
> > stuff in a state that doesn't break other parts of the tree, but there
> > doesn't seem to be support for different keymaps for different
> > devices.
> How it's supposed to work is that you have a specific keyboard driver
> and that emits PC keyboard codes into the core kernel using a
> translation table in your driver.
Of course, Dream does that. But that's not _nearly_ enough. Dream
lacks keys such as: esc, arrows, symbols (/;'\-=). That means that
for +, you can't press shift-=, you need to press altgr-P.
So yes, mapping keycodes helps (at least you get a-z,0-9), but that's
basically it, and keys it has are not enough to actually type loadkeys
(cesky, pictures) http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~pavel/picture/horses/blog.html
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