[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: N800, xkb and Sierra full size bluetooth keyboard

From: Sergey Udaltsov sergey.udaltsov at gmail.com
Date: Tue Jan 23 13:46:26 EET 2007

Putting my xkeyboard-config maintainer hat on...

> I did not succeed in getting the "EIGHT_LEVEL" or "level5" mode to work
> and define more key combos with "Fn"+key. If any xkb syntax expert
> is lurking arount, help welcomed.
First, could you please file a bug in bugzilla.freedesktop.org against
xkeyboard-config and attach your patch into it? Just for
accountability purposes, you know...

I am not excited about  using Hyper_L codes in the compat/level5 and
symbols/level5 file. Why are they needed? Could you not map your key
to 0xfe11 for any reason? I know, this hex code does not look nice -
it is just temporary placeholder till we get proper
XK_ISO_Level5_Shift in keysymdef.h. But hardcoding Hyper_L as the only
way to switch to level5 is really ugly. What I'd recommend is creating
your own variant in symbols/inet and mapping <whatever the keycode is>
to 0xfe11 - also updating rules/xorg accordingly (there is a list of
inet keyboard at the top).

Also, instead of modifying existing symbols/gb variant - would you
please consider adding new variant to symbols/gb?

Actually, I would appreciate if you do not reply here - just provide
the reference to bugzilla bug and reply in the bugzilla.



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