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Re: Repeater for the console client

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: Repeater for the console client
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 22:07:38 +0200
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Rian Hunter <> writes:

>> Any feedback is appreciated.  I really hope other people might have
>> other ideas to deal with this problem.  Otherwise please tell me if
>> either solution #1 or solution #2 is acceptable so I can continue
>> hacking.
> Is it not possible to put all the changes in the pc-kbd driver
> without the console client actually knowing?

No, that is not possible.

> I have another and possibly slower solution. Maybe external libtrivfs
> translators can be set up in dev as kbd and mouse. The pc_kbd and
> pc_mouse driver in the console-client simply write to those translators
> to repeat the data. Since the keyboard and mouse are only input devices,
> XFree would only read from those translators. This way the
> console-client doesn't have to have any libtrivfs code (or
> modifications) and you can have as many repeaters as you want. Does that
> sound feasible? or does it conflict with the way things are?

This is possible, but that slows things down for no good reason.  I
don't think such extra layer is required and I prefer to do this in
the console client somehow.  Of course it is really easy to fix the
problem this way.


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