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Re: Protocol wskbd vs. Protocol standard


on Sunday 28 July 2013 11:54:37 Izumi Tsutsui wrote:
> wiz@ wrote:
> > On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 11:40:40PM +0900, Izumi Tsutsui wrote:
> > > > so that explains a bit why we don't default to wskbd everywhere. I'd
> > > > still like to know why we do have a separate wskbd protocol at all.
> > >
> > > Because all OpenBSD MD kernel keyboard drivers provide "rawmap"s
> > > which return PC XT scancodes for X servers?
> >
> > And NetBSD does what?
> NetBSD's MD kernel keyboard drivers only return "native" keycodes,
> and xsrc/external/mit/xf86-input-keyboard/dist/src/bsd_KbdMap.c
> has many MD maps that translate from the "native" map to PC XT code.
> Several Tier II ports still lack translation tables in bsd_KbdMap.c
> and requires manual xmodmap(1) for workaround.
> (there are few active users on such ports anyway)

For some of them there are translation maps in the xf86-input-kbd driver so no 
such workarounds should be necessary in most cases ( mostly ADB and Sun 
keyboards that is ).
And adbkbd speaks USB these days.

have fun

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