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SubjectRe: [BUG] 2.6.0-test1 JAP_86 disappeared from atkbd.c
On Sat, Jul 19, 2003 at 03:44:11AM -0700, junkio@cox.net wrote:
> In 2.4, Japanese 86/106 keyboards used to be able to generate
> backslash and pipe characters (around ll. 367 in
> linux-2.4.21/drivers/char/pc_keyb.c), but the rewritten AT
> keyboard driver linux-2.6.0-test1/drivers/input/keyboard/atkbd.c
> does not seem to have corresponding support for that key. As a
> result, the key seems to be dead and I cannot type '|' on such a
> keyboard from Linux console (it works OK in X Window but that is
> expected).
>
> For your reference, here is some comments in the 2.4 PC keyboard
> driver that I think is relevant.
>
> ...
> } else if (scancode >= SC_LIM) {
> /* This happens with the FOCUS 9000 keyboard
> Its keys PF1..PF12 are reported to generate
> 55 73 77 78 79 7a 7b 7c 74 7e 6d 6f
> Moreover, unless repeated, they do not generate
> key-down events, so we have to zero up_flag below */
> /* Also, Japanese 86/106 keyboards are reported to
> generate 0x73 and 0x7d for \ - and \ | respectively. */
> /* Also, some Brazilian keyboard is reported to produce
> 0x73 and 0x7e for \ ? and KP-dot, respectively. */
>
> *keycode = high_keys[scancode - SC_LIM];
>
> ...

Ha - really long ago I wrote that..

Yes, for 2.5 things are much more involved, but I suppose that
all will be well if you add the line

keycode 183 = backslash bar

to your keymap.

Andries

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