[fpc-devel] Linux kernel behaviour change regarding keyboard

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Tue Jul 17 23:20:54 CEST 2007

> 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.

Install the IDE setuid. When sb complains, ask for the alternative.

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