[PD] raw keyboard input?

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri Mar 5 00:39:55 CET 2004

Currently, [linuxevent] only works with /dev/input/eventX devices.  
Ideally it would be smart enough to also use /dev/input/mouseX, 
/dev/input/mice, /dev/input/jsX, etc. but I haven't gotten to that yet.


On Wednesday, Mar 3, 2004, at 10:04 America/New_York, Bill Sack wrote:

> hi again,
> i have a series of patches that i need to be able to control through 
> keyboard commands regardless of whether the window containing the pd 
> object that grabs the input is the current focus or not. did that 
> sentence make any sense? i need to be able to get the raw stuff from 
> the keyboard input which i can then filter and interpret at will.
> i found and built hans' linuxevent objects, but i'm missing some basic 
> bit of information regarding the linux event system. the hid module is 
> loaded on my machine, but trying any of the examples in linuxhid 
> reports something like:
> [linuxevent] open /dev/input/keyboard failed
> googling around produced the USB HID for Linux USB document which 
> didn't really help that much.
> can anyone suggest a way to do this in pd with linux? i'd realy like 
> to do it inside pd, as opposed to yet another helper app that 
> communicates via netreceive, etc. i'd also like to avoid any 
> additional hardware, i.e. usb or serial outboard devices.
> grateful as always,
> bill
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