[clug] Installfest wrap-up report
adam.lloyd at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 00:49:53 GMT 2008
On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 06:49:53PM +1000, Ian wrote:
> Hey Paul,
> > So another question, if I have a device how do I capture what key is
> > pressed, I tried the following command
> > hexdump -C /dev/input/event3
> > but couldn't make much sense of the output, and only now I should have
> > compared it with a dump of a "real" keyboard.
> Use evtest for this (ooh, another one for Command of the Hour) - it
> decodes those binary chants into human understandable output. In
> debian based distros it can be found in the dvb-utils package.
For those on Debian Lenny (or Lenny derived distros) the evtest tool
has been moved to the 'joystick' package and dvb-utils is a dummy
package for dvb-apps. joystick conflicts with dvb-utils but if you
have dvb-apps installed removing the dvb-utils package does nothing.
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> will go superconductive.
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