Subject: Re: Sun Type6 USB keyboard & X
To: None <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/23/2005 21:51:02
Sean Davis <> writes:
>> A lot of this stuff gets swallowed by the ws driver before it ever
>> gets high enough up the stack for anything to see it. I tried diving
>> in a long time ago to find the "extra" keys on my microsoft natural
>> keyboard.
> I was pretty sure this was the case; enough USB keyboards have extra buttons
> now that we'd probably need a bunch of specific keyboard drivers to support
> them (or at least some sets of codes to pass on further than we do now...)

We would not need keyboard specific drivers. As I indicated, there are
standards now (at least MS standards) for what the keycodes for most
of this stuff are.

>> FYI, there is documentation on Microsoft's web site about all sorts of
>> key codes a modern keyboard can generate over USB -- there is this big
>> table I got the last time I was playing with this.
> Cool, I'll look for it.