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Re: grub-mklayout - errors & unusable keyboard

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: grub-mklayout - errors & unusable keyboard
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 16:43:19 +0200
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On 27.06.2011 16:16, Treutwein Bernhard wrote:
> Hi Vladimir,
>> Filing a bug won't help me get more time to it. It would be much more
>> use if you supply the pairs of symbolic names and codepoints.
> The problem is (currently) that there a *lots* of unknown keys and
> I don't really know to which codepoints and or funtion keys these 
> belong. See also attached list of error messages and the keymap 
> which produced these errors. This keymap is fully compliant with 
> the definition given in keymaps(5).
I'm fine with what grub-mklayout is able to do right now. I'm not
interested in reading through the tons of docs to know what the complete
definition is. If you're bothered by these problems, supply me with
either a patch or a definition which can be relatively easily
transformed into the code. Ideally a table which maps the symbols that
you have to what ckbcomp would have generated, possibly with wildcards.
> The guy who helped me to track down the problem has offered to 
> write a complete parser, which will produce a table of the 
> following form
> state  keynumber  actioncode
> where state      reflects the shift/modifier state
>       keynumber  a hex code fo the key in question
>       actioncode a codepoint for printable characters or
>                  symbol name for function keys
> this table should be easily parseable for grub-mklayout.
This would require almost complete rewrite of grub-mklayout. Again, not
interested in those.
We're in doocracy, best way to get anything done is to do it yourself

Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko

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