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    Phoronix: Linux 5.10 Receiving New Driver For Chromebook "Vivaldi" Keyboards

    For a while now there have been references to "Vivaldi" as a new Chromebook keyboard firmware for future devices. References in Chromium OS repositories have pointed to expanded keyboard layouts and other new features with Vivaldi. Coming with the Linux 5.10 kernel is now a new HID driver for supporting some of the differences with Vivaldi...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...mebook-Vivaldi

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    One would think attaching keyboard to a PC was already solved decades ago and all possible connection variants already plumbed. But no, can never have enough, new, proprietary exotic keyboard connections in 2020. Innovation.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rene View Post
      One would think attaching keyboard to a PC was already solved decades ago and all possible connection variants already plumbed. But no, can never have enough, new, proprietary exotic keyboard connections in 2020. Innovation.
      On notebooks it is different. Have a look at https://github.com/system76/ec/blob/...controllers.md .

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      • #4
        Originally posted by slalomsk8er View Post

        On notebooks it is different. Have a look at https://github.com/system76/ec/blob/...controllers.md .
        As the OP underlines, on notebooks there is not a single one "is", I certainly know about this and a handful other variants. My point still stands ;-) PS: the patch and this variant is not about embedded controllers, but reporting physical button layout in some vendor specific HID report quirkery.

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        • #5
          I guess it is a combination of the special top row keys that need to trigger platform functions via embedded controllers and/or/not need be exposed via HID but aren't in a standard yet.

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