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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] usbhid: Driver for microsoft natural ergonomic keyboard 4000
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On Sunday 30 July 2006 20:48, liyu wrote:
> Pavel Machek Wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> >
> >> This new version get some improvements:
> >>
> >> 2. Support left paren key "(", right paren key ")", equal key "=" on
> >> right-top keypad. In fact, this keyboard generate KEYPAD_XXX usage code
> >> for them, but I find many applications can not handle them on default
> >> configuration, especially X.org. To get the most best usability, I use a
> >> bit magic here: map them to "Shift+9" and "Shift+0".
> >>
> >
> > That is hardly 'improvement'. 'X is broken, so lets break input, too'.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> Well, however, this can work truly. If we do not hack as this way.
> Many applications can not get its input. I think the usability for
> most people should be first, but not follow rules.
>

I do not quite understand why X would have issues with it. KEY_KPEQUAL,
KEY_KPLEFTPAREN and KEY_KPRIGHTPAREN should work fine even with legacy
X keyboard driver (one that is using PS/2 protocol instead of evdev).
You might want to adjust your XKB map or use xmodmap, but kernel should
report true keycodes.

> I think we can add one module parameter like "shift_hack" to switch it ?!
>

No please don't.

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Dmitry
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