Help with evdev working

Tiago Vignatti vignatti at
Fri Jan 19 14:34:57 PST 2007

Joseph Mugisha M escreveu:
> Hi,

Hi Mugisha,

> My name is Mugisha, a freshman at MIT. I am working on the evdev driver 
> and the xserver. Is there a resource online that has information about 
> the evdev driver and how it works. The source code doesn't have much of 
> commenting and I am new to all this xserver and evdev thing.
> thanks

AFAIK there isn't no documentation about xserver evdev driver.

If you take a look at freedesktop git repository you will see 2 modules 
concerning evdev. One of them is 'x-input-evdev' which is an API *very* 
simple and easy to understand. It currently works with Xgl server 
(xgl-0-0-1 branch) if you compile the server with --enable-xevdev argument.

Maybe it will help you.


> -- 
> ~Mugisha

Tiago Vignatti
C3SL - Centro de Computação Científica e Software Livre

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