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Re: kern/37683 (ukbd: new useful mappings from usb to at keycodes)

The following reply was made to PR kern/37683; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Matthias Drochner <>
To: Anthony Mallet <>
Subject: Re: kern/37683 (ukbd: new useful mappings from usb to at keycodes) 
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 18:47:14 +0100 said:
 > that's a kind of hack from Xorg (and XFree). Those "extended keys" are
 > defined in atKeynames.h (e.g. /usr/pkg/include/xorg/atKeynames.h)
 > because PS/2 keyboards cannot generate such events. 
 I see -- imo it makes sense to follow the examples.
 > OpenBSD has a similar patch for their driver (their cvsweb seem to be
 > down right now, I cannot find the rev number but it's in ukbd.c too,
 > from M. Herrb)
 So why does your patch differ from the OpenBSD scancodes?
 > FreeBSD did also something similar in rev. 1.46 of ukbd.c,
 > although I don't know where their mappings come from.
 FreeBSD uses another mapping mechanism appearently which I didn't
 look closer at (not just using the MSB as a marker for extended
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