[chuck-users] hid keyboard
ssalazar at princeton.edu
Fri Jul 21 13:55:54 EDT 2006
On Jul 21, 2006, at 12:02 PM, Atte André Jensen wrote:
> Spencer Salazar wrote:
>> To get HID going in chuck on Linux, you need to set the appropriate
>> permissions on the device files in /dev/input
> Why? Any device (my mouse or my keyboard) work in other programs, so
> they must be available with sufficient permissions. Or is possible for
> such programs because it go through X, or...?
Precisely. To support fun stuff like independently accessing
multiple mice and multiple keyboards, we need to read from the
devices directly, rather than go through X like everything else.
Also, if chuck used X, it would depend on X being installed, which
isnt always the case.
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