[arch-general] Apple keyboard broken in [testing]

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Sun Mar 9 10:45:18 EDT 2008

2008/3/9, bardo <ilbardo at gmail.com>:
> Hi all.
>  I'm experiencing a strange problem with my Apple aluminium keyboard: a
>  few days ago the F1-F4 keys stopped working, and the ` and < keys were
>  swapped (meaning: pressing one of the keys gives the output of the
>  other). If I changed my layout the same two keys were swapped, even
>  though they now mapped other carachters, so it should be a scancode
>  problem. This happens in both X and in console, the keyboard was
>  working fine before and it works fine if plugged to any other machine.
>  Hard to say which package broke the whole thing, since it happened
>  after a 600MB upgrade, but I suspect the usual udev...
>  Trying to fix the problem I plugged another usb keyboard to the same
>  port, but everything was ok, so I began playing with showkey and xev.
>  Result: the Apple keyboard returns different scancodes and keycodes
>  from the other one. The same kayboard is broken on the two Arch
>  machines I own, which both run testing, and I was able to find a user
>  on IRC with the very same keyboard working outside of testing.
>  Downgrading xorg-server did not work (as I expected, since the console
>  is broken, too) and I'm starting to run out of ideas. Any help will be
>  greatly appreciated.

There was a bug in kernel related to defkeymap, now fixed in the
latest kernel package,
but it was related mostly to accents, not to normal keycodes.

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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