[clug] Installfest wrap-up report

Ian darkstarsword at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 08:49:53 GMT 2008

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.


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