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    What controls physical keyboard

    I have a couple of OG Droid phones that I am going to start using for development work. They have been sitting on the shelf for the last few months since my wife and I upgraded to new phones.

    Anyway, the physical keyboard on both of them is not working. Is there an system apk that controls the keyboard, or is it in the kernel? I know that it is functioning because I can use it to boot the phone into recovery (power on while holding X) and while I am in recovery I can use it, just nadda when the phone is up and running.

    One phone is a sort of stock Froyo and the other is running SS 5.4, but both are using the same kernel from Chevy.
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    Well, I am guessing that it must be in the kernel -- device driver and all. I restored to a totally stock version of Froyo on the one phone and wiped and re-flashed SS 5.6 and now it is working on both phones.
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    The problem has returned.

    I gave my Droid to my son to use. We didn't change anything other than loading a handful of apps, but now the physical keyboard has again "dissappeared". When you go to Settings -> Language "& keyboard There isn't any entry for the Device keyboard.

    I know that the keyboard is functional because when I boot into recovery I can use it there.

    So, I guess I could use some suggestions again.
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    Solved!!

    The problem was in the modification I made to the /system/usr/keylayout/sholes-keypad.kl file. My power button isn't working any more, so I modified the file and changed the two lines:

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    key 211 FOCUS
    key 212 CAMERA
    To

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    key 211   POWER             WAKE
    key 212   POWER             WAKE_DROPPED
    The problem was that there was a blank link between the entry for key 212 and the entry for key 16 (the letter Q on the keyboard). When I modified the file that blank like was removed. I put it back and the keyboard (and my remapped power button) are now both working!
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    Well sorry you had no response to help you out originally, but this is cool you posted your solution as there are probably a few that have had to remap their power button. Of course, with the latest CM7.x based roms, there is a setting to use the volume rocker to wake the phone negating part of your need to do the power button remap edits you have done.

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