Input device problem
mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Mon Dec 15 08:29:46 PST 2008
On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 02:26:28PM +0000, Tony Houghton wrote:
> I thought I could prevent it by configuriong HAL to remove the
> properties that say it's a keyboard though, but I failed.
The Linux input layer will deliver the events to /dev/console unless the
device is grabbed (which will disable just that device) or the console
is put in raw mode (which will disable all devices). When you're using
the kbd driver, the kernel is actually delivering a multiplexed stream
of all keyboard-type devices. By removing the entries from hal you're
preventing evdev from automatically picking up that device, but not
doing anything to prevent them being delivered through the console
device. THe kernel pays no attention to any information from hal.
Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
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