support for HW_SKIP_CONSOLE breaks use by blind people

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at
Tue Jan 8 15:55:13 PST 2013

Michal Suchanek, le Tue 08 Jan 2013 22:26:50 +0100, a écrit :
> > Well, I hope I have made my point clear: the blind user case should
> > get exactly the same behavior with the dummy video driver (without
> > configuring anything else) as the 99%-standard user case, with other
> > video drivers. I.e. a VT gets allocated, switched to, and keyboard/mouse
> > events there go to the server.
> And what's the point?
> You don't have a screen so you don't see the VT switched.

But I *NEED* the VT to be able to choose whether keyboard/mouse events
go to the server or to the linux console.

> The driver does not render anything so does not need allocate a VT.

The *video* driver don't. The *input* driver do. And in this situation
the user will expect that to happen, just like it does when a screen is

> That's just plain dumb requirement and defeats the purpose of dummy as
> non-privileged X driver and non-disturbing test driver.

The dummy driver is a *video* driver, not an *input* driver. If you want
non-privileged X, you also need to use a non-privileged input driver.


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