Bug 504009 - [patch] Samsung NC20 notebook uses the same keymap as NC10
[patch] Samsung NC20 notebook uses the same keymap as NC10
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal-info (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
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Reported: 2009-06-03 14:54 EDT by Chuck Ebbert
Modified: 2010-06-28 08:48 EDT (History)
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patch for /usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/30-keymap-misc.fdi (944 bytes, text/plain)
2009-06-03 14:54 EDT, Chuck Ebbert
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Description Chuck Ebbert 2009-06-03 14:54:34 EDT
Created attachment 346445 [details]
patch for /usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/30-keymap-misc.fdi

Brightness keys etc. don't work without this patch. A kernel patch to prevent the keys from repeating forever is also needed and will be in the first update kernel after release.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 13:03:23 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 2 JanS 2009-08-29 12:51:20 EDT
Same two things are needed for Samsung X360.

It needs kernel patch not to repeat keys forever (maybe all Samsung laptops need this patch by default?)
And X360 need to be added to HAL entry in 30-keymap-misc.fdi as well, in order to Fn + XX keys be working.
Comment 3 JanS 2009-08-29 14:46:22 EDT
See http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14052 this bug tries to advertise one general solution for all such problems (not sending key-release events) by Samsung laptops (and all other if they will come in the future).

Solution is to introduce "--force-up" option for "setkeycodes". So that all fixes won't be needed in kernel driver, but could be manage by simple HAL quirks in 30-keymap-misc.fdi for a given laptop model.

I think both HAL and Kernel guys are needed to introduce such solution, but it is worth. For eg. number of bug reports will drop, now it is at least 3 bug reports for every single Samsung model.
Comment 4 Chuck Ebbert 2009-09-01 23:58:36 EDT
Still unfixed in Fedora 12... I had even attached a patch...
Comment 5 JanS 2009-09-02 16:13:16 EDT
Some people are waiting for this patch also on Fedora 11...

I hope also that HAL patch will come together with a patch prepared by Dmitry Torokhov for atkbd driver with force_release option (see http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14052).
Comment 6 Paul Flo Williams 2009-11-03 09:01:09 EST
The above comments also apply to the Samsung X120. The system.hardware.product string for this model is "X120/X170".
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