xserver-xorg-input-evdev eats my eject key

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Sat Mar 8 02:07:18 PST 2008

On Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 10:36:52AM +0100, John Hughes wrote:
> I've got a Sony Vaio TX3 laptop, with some extra buttons, running Debian 
> Sid, kernel 2.6.24.
> The sony-laptop module makes a new input device to represent these extra 
> buttons.  This is nicely detected by HAL and so evdev:
> [...]
> One of which has a "dvd eject" symbol on it.  When pressed the keycode 
> KEY_FN_E (0x1e1) is produced.
> After much debugging I've found that it gets at least as far as 
> EvdevKeyProcess  in evdev_key.c, but some time after that the key 
> disappears into a black hole - xev &c don't see it.
> Where should I be looking?

Unfortunately this is next-to-impossible to do within the protocol:

(0x1e1 = 481)

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