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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] hid/apple: add module parameter to swap Command and Option keys
    Hi Paul,

    On Sat, Mar 07, 2009 at 05:07:14PM +1300, Paul Collins wrote:
    > Apple keyboards have the Command keys (a.k.a. the Apple or "waffle" key)
    > in the positions normally occupied on PC keyboards by the Alt/AltGr keys,
    > and the Option or Alt keys in the position occupied by the so-called
    > Windows keys. Folks who have been using PC-type computers for too long
    > generally have insurmountable muscle memory in this regard.
    > This patch adds a module parameter, defaulting to off, that swaps these keys.
    > The same effect can also be achieved by changing the console and X
    > keymaps, but this approach does not scale. For example, I don't want to
    > have to learn how to reconfigure Wayland's keymaps when the future
    > arrives and we all start using it, and there may be applications I don't
    > know about that also read keyboard events directly.

    We have a mechanism to alter in-kernel "scancode" to mapping from
    userspace by issuing EVIOCSKEYCODE ioctl and there are a few utilities
    written, in addition to HAL using it. So the best way I think is to
    simly add an optional HAL policy.


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