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
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 :)