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From: Vojtech Pavlik <vojtech@suse.cz>
To: "Zephaniah E. Hull" <warp@aehallh.com>
Cc: Dmitry Torokhov <dtor@insightbb.com>,
	linux-input@atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Input: Support for a less exclusive grab.
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 00:15:18 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070703221518.GA5013@suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070703164555.GA20370@aehallh.com>

On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 12:45:55PM -0400, Zephaniah E. Hull wrote:

> Not really, what happens when the user presses alt-F1?

Well, if the console is switched to medium raw or raw mode, nothing
happens.

> A way to tell the kernel that events from a given input device should
> not go to the console has been needed since the very first time an X
> driver allowed keyboard events from /dev/input/event<n>, and that
> still has not changed.

And the ages old method that X has been using before the existence of
the input layer still works fine, as far as I know.

> We just want a more flexible approach then what we are already using[0].

I'm fine with that, I just wonder whether attacking it on the input
layer side is the right way to do it: If you want to disable the
console, tell the console.

That way, we don't have to figure out which exact kernel input handlers
are console and which are not.

> I'll see about writing something up when I get back to my computers[1]
> and have things set back up[2].

Enjoy whatever computerless period you're planning!

-- 
Vojtech Pavlik
Director SuSE Labs

  reply	other threads:[~2007-07-03 22:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-06-09  8:48 Zephaniah E. Hull
2007-06-12  5:07 ` Dmitry Torokhov
2007-06-12  5:12   ` Zephaniah E. Hull
2007-06-12  5:19     ` Dmitry Torokhov
2007-06-12  5:23       ` Zephaniah E. Hull
2007-06-12  5:35         ` Dmitry Torokhov
2007-06-12  5:40           ` Zephaniah E. Hull
2007-07-02 15:20             ` Vojtech Pavlik
2007-07-03 16:45               ` Zephaniah E. Hull
2007-07-03 22:15                 ` Vojtech Pavlik [this message]
2007-09-29  3:05                 ` Ryan Lortie
2007-10-23 13:21                   ` Dmitry Torokhov
2007-10-23 15:57                     ` Ryan Lortie
2007-10-23 18:10                       ` Dmitry Torokhov
2007-10-24  1:58                         ` Ryan Lortie
2007-10-24  3:33                           ` Dmitry Torokhov
2007-10-24 15:35                             ` Zephaniah E. Hull
2007-10-25  5:37                               ` Ryan Lortie
2007-10-26 16:44                                 ` Zephaniah E. Hull
2007-10-26 17:16                                   ` Ryan Lortie
2007-10-26 17:58                                     ` Zephaniah E. Hull
2007-10-26 17:29                                   ` Dmitry Torokhov

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