[fpc-devel] Linux kernel behaviour change regarding keyboard

Daniël Mantione daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Fri Jul 13 08:42:46 CEST 2007

Op Fri, 13 Jul 2007, schreef Micha Nelissen:

> Daniël Mantione wrote:
> > Apparently someone suddenly got a good idea that you need to be root to 
> [snip]
> > The result is that the keyboard unit is no longer able to catch keys like
> > escape, shift+tab alt+F1..F12 etc. on the Linux console. This affects the 
> Perhaps the programming can be reverted when the process that reprogrammed it,
> exits ?

Indeed. A secure way would be to have mingetty and friends reprogram the 
keyboard into a known state once a user logs out. It also reverts tty and 
vcsa permissions into a known state, so I don't think this patch was 
necessary. Otoh, getting it removed is going to be hard I fear :/


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