On 7 May 2014 08:46, Xīcò <x...@atelo.org> wrote:
> On Wed, May 07, 2014 at 03:51:17PM +0200, Lars Engels wrote:
>> IIRC Rui (CC'ed) did some work on implementing new ACPI key events in
>> acpi_asus for the first EeePC.
> Looking around the acpi drivers, some hard-encode actions associated to
> the events (like brightness control), some emit messages for devd (like
> sound control for the asus), and most mix the two options.
> Emitting devd events is both easy and highly user configurable. But it
> still does not solve the problem of reinjecting the special keys as
> generic keyboard events, for instance to let the user configure them
> through xorg. Writing a virtual keyboard in each acpi driver seems a lot
> of duplication, and maybe too heavy. IMHO acpi drivers should just emit
> information to be caught by devd. Maybe with a single format, so that a
> shared other component can listen to them and reinject them as generic
> keyboard events.

Indeed. Hack it up, send through patches. :)

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