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Subject[PATCH] fix apple alu keyboard with numpad
The nice apple alu keyboards with numpads are pretty much unusable in
vanilla 2.6.25.
Hitting the 'clear' key (=numlock) disables the numpad, and maps multiple
alphanumeric keys to numpad symbols in typical laptopkeyboard fashion.

Furthermore, some of the F-keys do double duty as multimedia keys. The
vanilla kernel defaults to multimedia keys, requiring the user to hit
the 'fn' key to get F-key events. I use F-keys more often than multimedia
keys, so I included the patch to change the default to be F-keys.

The following patch is taken from:
and appears to have been written by Eric Johney. I have merely lifted
the two patches from the webpage above and submitted it, as I couldn't
see it upstream after a brief search.


--- linux-2.6.25-gentoo/drivers/hid/hid-input.c 2008-04-17 04:49:44.000000000 +0200
+++ linux-2.6.25-gentoo-r1-apple/drivers/hid/hid-input.c 2008-04-25 23:07:52.925613698 +0200
@@ -34,7 +34,7 @@
#include <linux/hid.h>
#include <linux/hid-debug.h>

-static int hid_apple_fnmode = 1;
+static int hid_apple_fnmode = 2;
module_param_named(pb_fnmode, hid_apple_fnmode, int, 0644);
"Mode of fn key on Apple keyboards (0 = disabled, 1 = fkeyslast, 2 = fkeysfirst)");
@@ -218,8 +218,9 @@

- if (test_bit(usage->code, hid->pb_pressed_numlock) ||
- test_bit(LED_NUML, input->led)) {
+ if ((test_bit(usage->code, hid->pb_pressed_numlock) ||
+ test_bit(LED_NUML, input->led)) &&
+ (hid->product < 0x220 ||hid->product >= 0x300)) {
trans = find_translation(powerbook_numlock_keys, usage->code);

if (trans) {

For "completeness" and the benfit of someone finding this in an archive
later, the following 4 commands provides correct keys for
the multimediakeys in X:

setxkbmap -model macintosh
xmodmap -e "keycode 162 = XF86AudioPlay"
xmodmap -e "keycode 153 = XF86AudioNext"
xmodmap -e "keycode 144 = XF86AudioPrev"

Works with a US layout keyboard, anyway.


Dag B.

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