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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Input: Support for a less exclusive grab.
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!

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Vojtech Pavlik
Director SuSE Labs
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