/dev/uinput with X11

Leandro Galvez galvez.andy at cassis-intl.com
Tue Nov 18 22:16:06 PST 2008

Thank you very much guys for your replies.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Hutterer" <peter.hutterer at who-t.net>
To: "Leandro Galvez" <galvez.andy at cassis-intl.com>
Cc: <xorg at lists.freedesktop.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: /dev/uinput with X11

> On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 10:16:05PM +0800, Leandro Galvez wrote:
>>     How do I use the X11 with /dev/uinput device which I plan to simulate
>>     all the input devices like keyboard, mouse and touchpad? How do I 
>> create
>>     the xorg.conf for this to properly work? Do I need an entry for each
>>     type or can I integrate all the input device types into one single 
>> input
>>     device entry in xorg.conf?
> You don't need to do anything. When you create the device, HAL sends the
> information to the server, which then picks it up and configures it
> appropriately.
> So you do the same thing as for a physical device - add your stuff into 
> the
> fdi file or set up an xorg.conf entry for it.
> (FYI evdev git master has test/ directory that provides a simple uinput
> devices for testing. Maybe that's a starting point for you)
> Cheers,
>  Peter

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