Subject: Re: Unrecognized keys
To: Timm Wetzel , <>
From: William Duke <>
List: port-macppc
Date: 02/27/2006 19:19:42
When I worked as a cleaner for a large refinery many years ago, there was a
Jim Wetzel employed there.   Any relation to a Jim Wetzel in Ontario,

Probably not, but I like to point out curious coincidences.  :)

on 2/27/06 10:36 AM, Timm Wetzel at wrote:

> Julio M. Merino Vidal <jmmv84 <at>> writes:
>> I have a USB Apple keyboard attached to my PC running NetBSD/i386.
>> Unfortunately, XFree86 does not recognize any of F16, Volume Up,
>> Volume Down, Mute nor Eject keys.  I've determined this by running
>> 'xev' and touching those keys, which raises absolutely no events.
>> As I see it, the problem is that X is not attaching any keycode to those
>> keys, but I do not know how to do this.  (Maybe all my problem is an
>> incorrectly configured keyboard...)
> No, it's probably not a (trivial) configuration problem. As far as I know
> these
> extra keys are implemented via a separate USB interface/endpoint (which should
> show up as an additional uhid device).
> I suppose one needs an additional USB driver (or an extension to ukbd) to make
> these keys available to wscons. Perhaps a userland solution is possible using
> usbhidaction(1)?
> Regards,
> Timm