A Method to Detect Keyboard Model

Daniel Qarras dqarras at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 12 02:37:48 PDT 2008


Especially some configuration tools for distributions write
configuration files with keyboard model information. E.g., xorg.conf
may contain:

        Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"

However, for many laptops "pc105" is not optimal as there are vendor
specific keymaps available with support for special keys, e.g.,
"acer_laptop", "asus_laptop".

Do you think that a configuration tool should use HAL to determine the
optimal keyboard model? If so, is it already possible somehow?


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