Need help

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at
Sun Mar 4 01:41:59 PST 2007

Le dimanche 04 février 2007 à 13:07 -0500, Zephaniah E. Hull a écrit :
> On Sun, Feb 04, 2007 at 03:01:00PM +0200, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 03:46:33PM +0100, Uwe Konrad wrote:
> > Hi,
> > This is because you're not actually allowed to have scancodes higher
> > than 255 as per the spec: any keyboard which does is violating the spec
> > and quietly hoping for the best.
> This is, not actually entirely accurate.
> The Linux HID codes for KEY_FN_F1 and friends is above 255.

Yes, there are just too many different keys to fit in 255 nowadays

> xf86-input-keyboard simply doesn't handle this, xf86-input-evdev does
> not currently handle this.

And the standard Linux input people answer is "we know we need more than
255 codes, xorg needs to fix its implementation" (to people proposing
input drivers with evil kludges to fit in the 255 limit)

Nicolas Mailhot
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