Re: RFS: triggerhappy
Dies schrieb Jonathan Nieder (email@example.com):
> How does triggerhappy compare to Krzysztof Burghardt's esekeyd?
I think esekeyd can only handle KEY events, while triggerhappy can also process
Switch and button events. I am also unsure whether esekeyd support the
hotplugging of input devices (done in triggerhappy by a udev script) or daemon
control via socket. From what I see, esekeyd also lacks the support for "modes",
which can modify the button assignment depending on the state the daemon is in.
> It is easy to misunderstand the short description. I think it is
> meant to say that that the hotkey daemon is not tied to a user
> session, but now it conjures up images of "user-independent hotkeys".
> Description: hotkey daemon for Linux
> Triggerhappy watches connected input devices for certain key presses
> (like Suspend and Volume Control) and runs administrator-configured
> commands when they are pressed. Unlike <suchandsuch>, it runs as a
> persistent, systemwide service and therefore can be used even
> outside the context of a user or X11 session.
> It can also handle remote controls, as they are presented as
> keyboards. No kernel patch is required. The daemon is a userspace
> program that polls the /dev/input/event? interfaces for incoming key
> For example, this package might be useful on a headless system to
> use input events generated by a remote control to control an
> mpd server.
Sounds good, I'll look into adapting that description.
Thanks for your reply