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To: Vojtech Pavlik <>
Subject: [BUG] 2.6.0-test1 JAP_86 disappeared from atkbd.c
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 03:44:11 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

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

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];


             reply	other threads:[~2003-07-19 10:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-19 10:44 junkio [this message]
2003-07-19 16:12 ` [BUG] 2.6.0-test1 JAP_86 disappeared from atkbd.c Andries Brouwer
2003-07-20 20:53   ` junkio

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