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

Its is easy if your keyboard driver is based on the input api. Just use
the /dev/input/event interface.

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On Mon, 26 Aug 2002, Kai-Boris Schad wrote:

> Hi !
>
> 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.
>
> Thanks for your help !
>
> Kai
>
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> Integrated Circuits in Communications
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