[fpc-devel] Linux kernel behaviour change regarding keyboard

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Fri Jul 13 08:45:17 CEST 2007

Daniƫl Mantione schrieb:
> Hello,
> Apparently someone suddenly got a good idea that you need to be root to 
> reprogram the keyboard, and got a patch merged into the Linux kernel:
> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=0b360adbdb54d5b98b78d57ba0916bc4b8871968
> 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 
> Free Pascal IDE and any other program using the keyboard unit.

I must admit, kernel developers do a really good job to piss off people,
we can't do better.

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