Xfbdev grabs control of the keyboard

Ersin Akinci ersin.akinci at gmail.com
Mon Apr 19 13:21:35 PDT 2010

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to use Xfbdev and I've run into a problem with the keyboard.
When I start X with

Xfbdev -ac -mouse mouse -keybd keyboard

X successfully grabs my keyboard but then doesn't seem to let it go.  That
is, I can't switch to my virtual terminals with alt+f1, etc.  I'm not using
any xorg.conf file or any xkb stuff at all.  It's just Xfbdev and the
minimum required font files.

I would also greatly appreciate if someone could explain kdrive's input
mechanisms.  I've read that Xorg now uses the evdev driver, but all the
kdrive stuff I've found seems to indicate that it still uses the old
keyboard driver.  How does it "know" what keyboard I'm using without xkb?
Is this somehow related to "xinput"?


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