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Re: Bug#499917: ITP: esekeyd -- multimedia keyboard daemon for Linux

2008/9/23 Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org>:
> On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 06:24:04PM +0200, Krzysztof Burghardt wrote:
>> ESE Key Daemon is a multimedia keyboard daemon for Linux.  With the 2.6 kernel
>> series it can also handle remote controls, as they are presented as keyboards.
>> No kernel patch is required. It is a userspace program that pools
>> /dev/input/event? interfaces for incoming keyboard key presses.
> Sounds like it does something similar as inputlirc (for which I'm both upstream
> and Debian maintainer), or does it do something else?

Difference is that inputlirc forwards key codes to lirc clients, so
you need irexec (from lirc package) to execute command on button
press. My solution has ability to execute command without using lirc
(command is defined in esekeyd.conf). On the other hand esekeyd cannot
forward keys to lirc clients.

Krzysztof Burghardt <krzysztof@burghardt.pl>

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