Warning: evdev changes - no auto-grabs anymore

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at ens-lyon.org
Fri Aug 15 07:49:39 PDT 2008

Ville Syrjälä, le Fri 15 Aug 2008 17:39:21 +0300, a écrit :
> This also affect DirectFB and it was the original reason why I added
> EVIOCGRAB code to DirectFB's linux-input driver. Grabbing didn't cause
> problems back then but now that the input subsystem is used by
> rfkill/acpi/etc. functionalitys is lost when the devices are grabbed.

Also note that some (root-launched) daemons like brltty would like to be
notified of some given keyboard shortcut.  What they end up doing for
now is grabbing all the keyboard, and re-emiting all the keys through a


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