[OpenBIOS] [PATCH] Adds the get-key-map word to the keyboard node.

Mark Cave-Ayland mark.cave-ayland at ilande.co.uk
Mon Nov 5 20:48:24 CET 2012

On 04/11/12 03:21, Programmingkid wrote:

> The get-key-map word is used by Bootx to determine which key is being held down at startup time. Since the Command key can't be detected in QEMU, the Control key is used instead. If the user holds down Control-v while Mac OS X starts up in QEMU, get-key-map will report that Command-v is being held down. Allowing the user to have Mac OS X to boot up in Verbose mode.

I agree with Segher in that there are two things here - one is the 
implementation of get-key-map, and the second is the mapping of the 
Command key within QEMU.

Have you asked on the qemu mailing list to find out whether this is 
already handled in a different way for other OSs? And if not, what the 
suggested fix should be?



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