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Bug 228645 - update should warn about changed keycodes
Summary: update should warn about changed keycodes
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 200060
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-06-20 23:26 UTC by quazgar
Modified: 2008-06-20 23:50 UTC (History)
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Description quazgar 2008-06-20 23:26:16 UTC
As noted in bug #200060, some of the keycodes (special keys like Windows key, arrows, PgUp/PgDown, some numberpad keys) change when switching from xf86 keyboard to an evdev/hal managed one, which seems to happen for nearly everyone with the latest stable hal release.  There's nothing gentoo can do about it, but it should warn about these changes when emerging the hal ebuild.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Emerge >=sys-apps/hal-0.5.10.
2. Don't edit custom-made xmodmaps.
3. Start X

Actual Results:  
Some modifier keys might not work anymore as expected.

Expected Results:  
A warning/info should be issued when emerging a newer version of hal.

For a list of differences, look at the changes with:

diff -yw /usr/share/X11/xkb/keycodes/evdev /usr/share/X11/xkb/keycodes/xfree86  | less
Comment 1 Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-06-20 23:50:42 UTC
Please add your comment to bug 200060 if you feel the need to.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 200060 ***