[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#556897: acpi_fakekey: FATAL: Module uinput not found

Jonathan Nieder jrnieder at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 21:31:01 UTC 2009

Michael Meskes wrote:
> Closes: 556261 556895 556896 556897
> Changes: 
>  acpi-support (0.129-2) unstable; urgency=low
>  .
>    * Better document the need of the uinput module. (Closes: #556897)

Thanks!  That was fast.

> The acpi_fakekeyd daemon.
> -------------------------
> With the kernel only allowing key events for which a real key exists on the
> keyboard the old approach of acpi_fakekey to just send the needed event through
> an existing keayboard device does not always work. As a workaround acpi_fakekey
keyboard :)

> now sends the generate key press event through the user level input driver and

> thus needs CONFIG_INPUT_UINPUT defined in the kernel and, if build as a module,
> the uinput module to be loaded.

I think udev takes care of calling modprobe as needed (hence the error
message I received), for what it’s worth.


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