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SubjectRe: keyboard hook?
Thanks, I'm loking through your driver now. Does the input api already/currently support ps2 keyboards?


On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 08:40:04PM -0700, James Simmons wrote:
> Hi!
> Your best bet for a kernel driver is to use the linux input api like
> the usb keyboard do. The drivers are pretty simple to write and since all
> the keyboard drivers will be port over to this api it will save a lot of
> work done the road. If you need help let me know. I will be glad to help.
> It sounds alot alike the p2 to serial driver just placed in our CVS. You
> can access our CVS by doing
> cvs login
> cvs -z3 co ruby
> The driver is in ruby/linux/drivers/input as ps2serkbd.c.
> > I'm beginning the process of writing a driver for the "Qoder"
> > keyboard-fob barcode scanner made by InterMec. It communicates with the
> > host computer using the PS/2 port by way of a "dock" that sits in
> > between the keyboard and the computer.
> > One of them is "turn
> > numlock light on," which I can do with an ioctl from userspace (as root,
> > anyway), but also caps lock, num lock and carriage-return scancodes.
> > The CueCat driver written by Pierre Coupard also modifies the keyboard
> > driver. It would be nice if it was possible to load modules that hook
> > into keyboard processing without requiring a kernel patch. And perhaps
> > there is, but I haven't run across it yet.
> input api :-)
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