support for HW_SKIP_CONSOLE breaks use by blind people

Michal Suchanek hramrach at
Wed Jan 9 13:46:37 PST 2013

On 9 January 2013 01:33, Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault at> wrote:
> Samuel Thibault, le Wed 09 Jan 2013 00:55:13 +0100, a écrit :
>> 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.
> By switching into/out the VT, I mean.

VT switching it totally irrelevant for input.

It happens that X has currently only one routine that switches VT and
modifies the VT mode so that only X server gets input. The two things
are separate, however.

It is a bug that VT mode is not modified when dummy driver is used
with the standard evdev driver. It is not a bug that the VT is not
switched, however. And I don't see that happening by default with the
dummy driver.



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