[PATCH] Modify default behavior of apple keyboards

Ben Collins ben.collins at ubuntu.com
Tue Mar 18 21:02:50 UTC 2008


On Thu, 2008-03-13 at 17:05 -0500, Mario_Limonciello at Dell.com wrote:
> Matthew,
> 
> I understand.  Please disregard this patch then.  It's easily enough
> configurable on the userspace end.
> 
> Thanks for the very complete explanation,

Right, and even if we decided to change the default behavior, it would
be better done in userspace than with a patch to kernel code.

Thanks for looking into this and thanks for the feedback Matthew.

> On Thu, 2008-03-13 at 20:52 +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote: 
> > My experience is that the majority of users who run Linux on Apple 
> > hardware are also used to MacOS, and so maintaining consistency with it 
> > is worthwhile. That's entirely independent of the fact that altering 
> > this in the kernel would change the default behaviour of the system for 
> > users who are upgrading, which would be highly confusing.
> > 
> > Apple hardware tends to be intrinsically different to other PC hardware, 
> > and we're limited in our abilities to make it behave identically - the 
> > glaring lack of more than one mouse button is an obvious example of 
> > this.
> > 
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> Mario Limonciello
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> mario_limonciello at dell.com
> 
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