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Old 01-15-2004, 08:01 AM   #1
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Problem with special keys in kernel 2.6.1


I just installed kernel 2.6.1 on my Acer Aspire 1312xc laptop (running RH 9). After reboot I found that my special keys aren't working anymore :-(

If I try pressing eg. the P1 key I get this in dmesg:

atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0xf4 on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0xf4 on isa0060/serio0).

I've looking on the post-halloween document, but I couldn't find any answers in there.

Anyone here with an answer to my problem? Should I enable another keyboard type in the kernel-configuration (like eg. Sun4/5)?

Anders M
Old 01-19-2004, 06:33 AM   #2
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I have exactly the same problem. The whole sub system for input changed from 2.4 too 2.6. Basically I haven't found a solution other than too hack the atkbd.c file in the kernel using the output you get from the error messages.

I presume this is going to be fixed, but until then we may have to wait, and stick with 2.4 until its resolved ( or live without the extra keys ).


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