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

Jonathan Nieder jrnieder at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 04:34:40 UTC 2009

Hi Michael,

Michael Meskes wrote:

>> I think udev takes care of calling modprobe as needed (hence the error
>> message I received), for what it’s worth.
> The init script still calls modprobe itself just in case the user is not using
> udev.

Oh, then the error message came from there.  I was speaking nonsense; sorry.

(I misinterpreted the text:

| As a workaround acpi_fakekey
| now sends the generated 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 had thought this was asking the user to 'modprobe uinput', but I
realize now it was just pointing out what acpi_fakekey is going to

Best wishes,

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