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SubjectRe: [PATCH] eeepc-wmi: Add support for T101MT "Express Gate" key
On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 8:14 AM, Seth Forshee
<> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 08:33:33AM +0100, Corentin Chary wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 8:39 PM, Seth Forshee
>> <> wrote:
>> > Signed-off-by: Seth Forshee <>
>> > ---
>> >
>> > This button is unusual. On press it emits scanocde 0xe4, on release
>> > 0xe5, and when held for a few seconds it begins emitting 0xea about
>> > twice per second. I chose to handle only the press event in order to
>> > make it behave like the other hotkeys.
>> >
>> > Probably the closest thing to the intended function of this button
>> > would be to alternate the display orientation between portrait and
>> > landscape, but since there doesn't appear to be a keycode defined for
>> > that function I went with KEY_PROG2. I'm open to other suggestions
>> > however.
>> Hi,
>> The manual says that under Windows, this is the "Home Key", so
>> KEY_HOME would be more appropriate.
> The manual does call it the Home Key (I missed previously that the
> Express Gate description referred only to the quick boot mode), but the
> description of the key operation reads:
>  Shortly press this key to launch the Touch Gate touch screen
>  interface. Press and hold this key to preview desktop rotation, and
>  then release the key to finish desktop rotation.
> Which doesn't really sound like a home key to me, and the icon above the
> button also suggests display rotation. But then we don't seem to have a
> code for that function, so KEY_PROG2 may be no better than KEY_HOME...
>> Also, it would be great to preserve key up and key down informations
>> (sparse keymap have an "autorelease" parameter to control that).
> Okay, I'll add some special casing for this key to support that. Do you
> suggest ignoring the 0xea scan codes?

I have one of these in the mail so I'm interested in outcome.

I suggest implementing as manual describes and can be handled similar
to brightness control logic.

I would suggest sending BTN_HOME upon button release 0xe5 (not press
0xe4 and do the autorelease because of it) and BTN_PROG2 on
press-and-hold 0xea.

If you press-and-hold, does it still send the 0xe5 upon release? That
could complicate things so that both button events do not get sent.

I'm not sure what BTN_HOME is commonly used for. This button does
sound like a HOME button in iPad sense but not in web browser sense.

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