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SubjectRe: 2.6.20-rc7: hid on PPC
On Fri, 2 Feb 2007, Elimar Riesebieter wrote:

> it would be great, if we can choose pb_fnmode while configure the
> kernel. I have a PowerBook5,6 but want fkeysfirst. So I have to # echo 2
> >| /sys/module/hid/parameters/pb_fnmode by hand after each boot. The
> module-parm pb_fnmode doesn't work either in /etc/modules nor in a
> modprobe instruction while boot. An modprobe -r usb-hid hid; sleep 2;
> modprobe hid pb_fnmode=2; modprobe usb-hid works on a fresh booted
> machine. Else module-parm isn't available with a built-in hid, though.

Hi Elimar,

sorry, but I don't seem to understand your problem. There are two
situations - either you have hid bultin in kernel, or compiled as a
module. In the first case, you simply modify the kernel boot commandline
to contain a string


and that's it. In the latter case, you add something like

options hid pb_fnmode=2

into the /etc/modprobe.conf file (or you can use any distro-specific way
to pass parameters to modules, such as /etc/modprobe.d). This is standard
way to do things, and it works also with hid.

I don't think there is a need to have this as a separate kernel
configuration option.


Jiri Kosina
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