Gentoo Archives: gentoo-ppc-dev

From: Calum Selkirk <cselkirk@g.o>
To: gentooppc-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentooppc-dev] Re: default /etc/syctl.conf and keyboard_sends_linux_keycodes
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 23:36:13
In Reply to: Re: [gentooppc-dev] default /etc/syctl.conf and keyboard_sends_linux_keycodes by Mark Guertin
* Mark Guertin [gerk@g.o] [2002-07-24 15:07 -0500]:

> > I would have to agree with Mr. Trance on this one. Gentoo-ppc > > standard kernels don't use CONFIG_MAC_ADBKEYCODES, and unless you > > have a REALLY old kbdutils/consoletools, I can't think of a reason > > to use this feature any longer. > > I can see both points though, if we had this I could include something > in Xeasyconf (if I ever find the time to sit down with it and write > some things again) to ask for keycodes for mouse button emulation, and > could (optionally) also set the linux keycodes for the keyboard at the > same time.
I guess the main point is to enforce linux_keycodes and to stop anyone using non-gentoo kernels asking why the "kbd is b0rked". Having the (commented) button{2,3}_keycode is just a pointer for any pokie nosed user.
> I have seen several requests that met with approval on the x86 lists > asking the same sort of thing be used (/etc/sysctl.conf). I think it > might be something good to impliment, just how many users do you think > will actually pay attention to this detail even if we tell them ;)
I'm not betting any M&M's on it ;) best cal