xserver-xorg-input-evdev eats my eject key
john at Calva.COM
Sun Mar 9 05:00:55 PDT 2008
Daniel Stone wrote:
> 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)
Oh what joy.
So it seems the best thing would be to teach sony-laptop not to use
keycodes > 255 (Like maybe it should be producing KEY_EJECTCD when I
press the button with a nice "eject CD" label.
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