cvs commit: src/sys/dev/vkbd vkbd.c vkbd_var.h
brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Tue Nov 16 10:08:07 PST 2004
On Tue, Nov 16, 2004 at 10:00:24AM -0800, Maksim Yevmenkin wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 18:43:58 +0100, Poul-Henning Kamp
> <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:
> > In message <bb4a86c7041116093262758595 at mail.gmail.com>, Maksim Yevmenkin writes
> > :
> > >On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 18:04:56 +0100, Poul-Henning Kamp
> > ><phk at phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:
> > >> In message <200411161659.iAGGxNiX087329 at repoman.freebsd.org>, Maksim Yevmenkin
> > >> writes:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> >emax 2004-11-16 16:59:23 UTC
> > >> >
> > >> > FreeBSD src repository
> > >> >
> > >> > Added files:
> > >> > sys/dev/vkbd vkbd.c vkbd_var.h
> > >> > sys/modules/vkbd Makefile
> > >> > Log:
> > >> > Add virtual AT keyboard driver vkbd(4).
> > >> > Not yet connected to the build.
> > >>
> > >> I thought we had one of those already ?
> > >
> > >when? where? did i miss it?
> > sys/dev/kbd (and various MD stuff all over the place) ?
> perhaps i'm missing something here. the idea behind vkdb(4) is to
> create a keyboard without a keyboard. that is to create a keyboard
> that accepts scan codes from userspace and not from real hardware.
> that is what vkbd(4) does. it creates a new keyboard (just like
> ukbd(4) etc) and register it with kbd(4). basically what i want to do
> is to obtain scan codes from bluetooth keyboard and then feed them
> into the kernel. the idea is that bluetooth hid daemon looks for the
> bluetooth keyboard, connects to it, switches active keyboard to
> vkbd(4) , reads scan codes and feeds them into vkbd(4). when bluetooth
> keyboard is gone the bluetooth hid daemon switches back to wired
> keyboard. i do not think i can do it with kdb(4), can i?
Have you considered making the virtual keyboard an in kernel client of
it's child keyboard(s)? If you don't do this, you can't use the virtual
keyboard in single user mode or in the debugger.
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