Input device problem

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Sun Dec 14 14:01:07 PST 2008

On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 07:51:50PM +0000, Tony Houghton wrote:
> I've got a DVB card (saa7146 chip) with a remote control which appears
> as a Linux input device. The trouble is certain keys which correspond to
> keys on an ordinary keyboard also appear on /dev/console when pressed,
> which I don't want.

try upgrading to xserver 1.5.2.
> I thought I could stop this being a problem in X by changing my
> keyboard's "InputDevice" section to use the "evdev" driver with Option
> "Device" "/dev/input/event0" instead of the "keyboard" driver. It seemed
> to do the trick at first, but I soon discovered that with this setup
> pressing the "4" key on my remote would abruptly terminate my X session,
> as if I'd pressed Alt-Ctrl-Backspace, and there would be no explanation
> in /var/log/Xorg.0.log. Anywhere else I can look for clues?

please run evtest against the device and check what key is actually emitted
when you press 4. That and the output of xkbcomp -xkb :0 - should give us a


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