[PD] keyboard-interface (hid?)

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Wed Mar 2 18:25:24 CET 2005

Unless you want to be an alpha tester for the [hid] object (which would  
be much appreciated :), I would suggest using [linuxevent] for now.   
Each USB keyboard should have its out /dev/input/event? device, so you  
would have one [linuxevent] object for each keyboard.  This is a lower  
level than getting the info from X.

IIRC, the keyboard keys are not yet fully mapped with the [hid] object.  
  Its not the most exciting project, it basically involves writing a  
lookup table to translate Linux input key types to [hid] key types.


On Mar 2, 2005, at 11:08 AM, Georg Holzmann wrote:

> Hallo!
> I have a question about accessing events of multiple keyboards:
> Is this already implemented in hid ? Because I found this in the  
> archive:
> > 5) keyboard doesn't seem to work at all (keyboard is detected; i get  
>  > button-presses; but i do not get which key is pressed: the label is  
> very empty: '')
> > Its still alpha, lots of stuff isn't implemented yet.  Like that.
> If not, is there any other object, which can do that?
> (I want to use 2 additional keyboards as a controller - on  
> linux/debian)
> Thanks,
> LG
> Georg
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