MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 under 2.6.23

  • 12 September, 2007

This patch adds support for the extra keys on the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 under Linux. It applies cleanly against v2.6.23-rc6, which was released last night.

It's nothing that exciting, just a rework of Li Yu's "hid-simple" patch from July. I'm not sure whether I will really use the now-activated keys either as they're spaced too far from my regular hand position. Git is awesome though.

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I could do with that for Ubuntu since I have that same keyboard at work. I've pretty much forgotten about the extra keys tho - my old one didn't even have them so it's no loss... and the calculator button does work. (And since it doesn't do anything, the zoom slider is fun to flick back and forth when bored :P)

PS I was looking into Git vs Bzr and I never came to a conclusion. I used Bzr last year (3YP) but have never tried Git. Any thoughts?

Sept. 12, 2007, 6:54 a.m. #
Alex Howells

I've got these keyboards all over the place. Initially I acquired one for home usage whilst I was still at University, and it's fantastic :D When I started work I had them purchase one for my desk, and I've even got one spare!

Going to hope this gets integrated into mainline sometime soon :) Nice work!

Oct. 14, 2007, 11 p.m. #