Re: cell-phone like keyboard driver anywhere?

From: Russell King (
Date: Fri Aug 23 2002 - 05:33:44 EST

I'm sorry, but I find what you just did extremely offensive. I
specifically did not copy lkml with my reply. You therefore have
no right to copy bits from my reply and post them to a public forum.

On Fri, Aug 23, 2002 at 12:05:28PM +0200, Holger Schurig wrote:
> > The problems that need to be resolved with the kernel approach. Lets
> > look at the '1-1-1' case:
> >
> > 1. Do you queue the characters "a" "^h" "b" "^h" "c" ?
> There is no '1-1-1' case, the case is '1-1-1-pause'. Only after the pause
> would the software (may it be kernel or user-space) know that and what
> character has been meant. At the '1-1-1' state the user might press again a 1
> and then wait, then this might be an '1-pause' case.
> The idea is that in the case of '1-1-1-pause' the driver queues exactly one
> character, e.g. the "c".

Where is the user feedback normally associated with the action of
pressing "1-1-1-pause" ? Most keypads I know display "a" then "b"
then "c" so the user knows what character they're going to get.

Russell King (                The developer of ARM Linux

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