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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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