Re: Proposal: change keycode for scancode e0 32 from 150 to 172

From: Vojtech Pavlik
Date: Wed Jun 13 2007 - 06:29:51 EST

On Tue, Jun 12, 2007 at 11:47:14PM +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Hi all,
> As some of you might know from my earlier post/thread about atkbd and
> softraw, I'm currently working on getting keyboards with internet/easy
> access keys to work painlessly / plug and play.
> In order to be able to better test / develop this I've bought 2 cheap such
> keyboards today, one ps2 and one both usb and ps2 capable.
> When comparing usb vs ps2 / testing the keycodes generated for the easy
> access
> keys on my trust (microsoft compatible) keyboard. I noticed the homepage
> key sends keycode 150 with ps2 and 172 with USB, or for those who don't
> know the keycodes by head with ps2 it sends KEY_WWW and with usb it sends
> I personally believe that the usb behaviour is correct and that the ps/2
> code should be modified to match for consistency. The ps/2 scancode to
> keycode mapping is set up to handle easy access / internet keys for
> microsoft compatible keyboards. So what is the right code to send here,
> tricky, see:
> The logo on the key is a homepage logo, the text below is www/homepage. So
> what to send? I believe that for consistency with the usb codes send it
> should be KEY_HOMEPAGE, but thats based on a sample of 1 usb keyboard.
> Input on what other usb keyboards send for the key with the homepage iocn
> is very much welcome.

KEY_HOMEPAGE is likely correct. Maybe we don't want to have KEY_WWW at
all, since it seems to be redundant.

Vojtech Pavlik
Director SuSE Labs
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