[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#521280: hal event processor (was: Bug#521280: how to make acpid react to hotkeys now?)

martin f krafft madduck at debian.org
Mon Jun 8 21:04:49 UTC 2009

also sprach Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh at debian.org> [2009.04.17.0608 +0200]:
> > I'm using xbindkeys at the moment, but something that's independent
> > from X and a specific user would indeed be nice. Unfortunately I
> > haven't found out yet if and how HAL can call events on keypresses
> You have to get the HAL source code, look at its input helper, and WRITE
> the code to do it.  It just plain CANNOT do anything useful with input
> events right now.

There's halevt, and I can make it exec() something upon keypress,
but during a cursory look, I could not find a way to distinguish
between the different keys.

halevt is nice though, as it allows system and per-user execution.
That should finally get rid of all the sudo/su -c magic required to
make the system do root operations like enabling wifi, as well as
user configurations such as blanking the X display.

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