Input device problem

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Sun Dec 14 19:26:57 PST 2008

On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 10:25:29PM +0000, Tony Houghton wrote:
> > 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.
> This is happening even on the console though, not just in X.

well, if it pretends to be a keyboard then it's only natural that the keys end
up on the console. The only way to get around that is to grab the event device
(google for EVIOCGRAB).

> The trouble is X would probably crash or whatever it's doing before I
> got to see the result of evtest, although I suppose I could run it
> in a console or over ssh with DISPLAY set.

evtest is a console program.


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