I don't want my IR handset to act like a keyboard
pebender at san.rr.com
Tue Jan 12 23:19:46 PST 2010
On 1/12/2010 6:54 PM, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 06:26:58PM -0800, Paul Bender wrote:
>> On 1/12/2010 2:55 PM, Dan Nicholson wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 2:50 PM, Tony Houghton<h at realh.co.uk> wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 12 Jan 2010 13:07:03 -0800
>>>> Paul Bender<pebender at san.rr.com> wrote:
>>>>> My solution to this problem is customized udev scripts. Essentially, if
>>>>> the device is a remote, then udev does not set x11_driver. Since
>>>>> x11_driver is not set, Xorg ignores the device completely.
>>>> Oh good, that is still possible. Could you tell me how? I couldn't work
>>>> out what to do, or even if there was anything I could do, from the udev
>>> It's gone in master (and probably soon from debian/ubuntu). The server
>>> just grabs everything marked with ID_INPUT by udev.
>> As Xorg is not the only input device handler, this would seem to be a
>> bug / design flaw that should be fixed before 1.8 is released. If not,
>> distributions will need to hack around it in their udev scripts by
>> clearing ID_INPUT whenever they do not want Xorg to grab the device.
> To add more detail to Dan's comment, the server ignores devices without
> ID_INPUT set. Any device that has ID_INPUT set will be matched against the
> input attributes in the xorg.conf.d and - if successful - added to the
> server. If a device does not have a matching xorg.conf.d section or the
> x11_driver already set by udev, it will not be added.
Thanks for the additional detail. That makes more sense.
If it has not already been done in master, it would be nice for the
InputClass Section to support an Ignore option similar to the "Monitor"
section. That way a package/user could add xorg.conf.d files that would
cause Xorg to ignore specific devices, for example keyboard event
devices that are actually remote controls being handle by LIRC while
still allowing for an xorg.conf.d file that grabbed all keyboard event
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