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    Subjectfaketty - another input module for TTY emulation

    Current X server uses TTY mostly to get character on
    keyboard key press. I was decide to merge evdev.c,
    keyboard.c, vt_ioctl.c and create simple handler, which
    is capable send character from keyboard to X server.

    Input layer allow us register unlimited count of
    handlers. All these handlers recieve events from input
    device drivers and send output to device files or
    kernel subsytems. faketty register new input handler
    named ftty and send characters from keyboard to
    device files /dev/input/fttyXX. fttyXX device files
    is created for X server. All unnecessary features
    are deleted:
    No VT switch,
    No text mode,
    No terminal-io or VT ioctl's.
    ftty ioctl's will work for keyboard rate and beeper.
    Files /dev/input/fttyXX will be created for each
    keyboard or speaker device. On fttyXX open keyboard
    disconnected from normal text console and send keypress
    events to fttyXX opener application only. So each
    keyboard is separate now.

    faketty is designed for peoples which will run multiple
    X servers, each for another user, at same time on one linux box.
    You can cheat X very simple:
    modprobe faketty
    rm -f /dev/tty50
    ln -s /dev/input/ftty0 /dev/tty50
    startx -- vt50
    Now X uses keyboard via ftty. If multiple keyboards are
    pluged in, just choose right fttyXX file. Take a look into

    Of course You can reach same result if X server does not
    touch /dev/ttyXX at all, but uses his own evdev drivers.
    Current X allways uses TTY.

    Aivils Stoss
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