Bug#498205: perhaps a patch already in bugzilla.kernel.org
2008/9/20 Vincent Danjean <Vincent.Danjean@ens-lyon.org>:
> I talk about this bug with Samuel Thibault (involved in braille
> support). His internet connection is not good for now but he think
> it can be related to http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11242
> Perhaps the proposed patch can also solve this bug.
It's practically the exact same issue, that patch should fix this aswell.
> Gyorgy Jeney wrote:
>> After an entire day of trudging through the kernel sources, I have
>> figured it out. The problem is that console braille support is
>> compiled into the standard kernel (new in 2.6.26), which uses
>> KEY_INSERT to switch between some modes. In the one mode, the braille
>> support uses the arrow keys, page up/down, home and insert. So, in
>> effect the 'insert' key will never work in the console. I'd think
>> that the braille support should be compiled as a module, if possible,
>> or removed until the code is fixed to not break non-braille users.
>> The corresponding file is
>> And the config option is CONFIG_A11Y_BRAILLE_CONSOLE.
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