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SubjectRe: Q: Howto access the keyboard in a linux system without a graphics card ?

On Mon, 26 Aug 2002, Kai-Boris Schad wrote:
> I'm trying to set up a small embedded system for gps receiving with a linux
> system. I want to have the system working without a graphics card - wich
> works well. The Problem I have at the moment is to access the keyboard
> without a graphics card, because the console driver does not start then (
> Also a redirect doesn't work then :-( )
> Is there a way to access the keyboard in this case by a user program ?
> The system recognises the keyboard ( I think Kernel and init) and reacts if
> ctrl-alt-del is pressed.

What would probably work, is to add funkey support to your kernel
(http://rick.vanrein.org/linux/funkey/), define all keys of your
keyboard to be funkeys, and read them from /dev/funkey.

Eric

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