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From: Michael Rothwell <>
Subject: Re: ps2 keyboard filter hook
Date: 16 Jun 2001 10:13:48 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <992700829.9378.3.camel@gromit> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>
In-Reply-To: <>

On 15 Jun 2001 16:03:32 -0400, wrote:
> IBM Retail Store Solutions dept has certain PS/2 keyboards which extend the
> standard PS/2 specification in order to support addition hardware built into the
> keyboard (such as a Magnetic Strip Reader, Keylock, Tone generator, extra keys,
> -Dan

I'm facing a similar problem with the "Qoder" barcode scanner. I have to
have a keyboard hook. The "right" way seem to be to use the input api.
Unfortunately, this means that current kernels can't use the driver w/o
a patch (the input api patch). The ugly way is to patch the keyboard
driver. I'm doing both.

However, I wrote a REALLY SIMPLE hook tht supported exactly my needs,
since it's in the category of "ugly hack waiting for input api." Maybe
I'll write a version for your hook.

I wonder when the input api stuff for ps/2 devices will be a part of the
mainstream kernel...

Michael Rothwell

  parent reply	other threads:[~2001-06-16 14:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2001-06-15 20:03 ddstreet
2001-06-15 20:24 ` Jeff Garzik
2001-06-15 20:35 ` Alan Cox
2001-06-16 14:13 ` Michael Rothwell [this message]
     [not found] <>
2001-06-15 21:03 ` Dan Streetman
2001-06-16  4:50   ` Mike A. Harris
     [not found] <>
2001-06-15 21:30 ` Dan Streetman
2001-06-15 21:44   ` Vojtech Pavlik
     [not found] <>
2001-06-15 22:14 ` Dan Streetman
2001-06-15 22:21   ` Vojtech Pavlik
2001-06-16 12:53 Andries.Brouwer
2001-06-16 13:38 ` Christoph Hellwig
2001-06-16 16:00 Andries.Brouwer
2001-06-18 16:42 Dan Streetman
2001-06-28 15:40 Dan Streetman

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