Request for comments: Laptop improvements

Dave Jones davej at
Thu Jun 22 23:18:01 UTC 2006

On Fri, Jun 23, 2006 at 12:09:31AM +0100, Richard Hughes wrote:

 > > Hotkeys on laptops is kinda a mess right now. Some work been done in HAL
 > > CVS to emit events but I'm not sure I like that applications should
 > > listen to HAL to get events a'la "pause button pressed". Ideally the
 > > keyboard drivers in the kernel would be smart and listen for the weird
 > > physical interfaces (some ACPI, some SMBIOS crap etc) that laptop
 > > hotkeys are on and just emit keypresses using the existing input event
 > > framework.
 > Yes, kernel guys: poke.

Last time I heard about this, Matthew Garrett was working on it.
I've no idea how far he got with it though, but I wouldn't be surprised
if this is fixed, and languishing in the ubuntu kernel :)



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