[fpc-devel] Linux kernel behaviour change regardingkeyboard

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Thu Jul 19 12:41:29 CEST 2007

> Marco van de Voort wrote:
> >> the keyboard unit execute a setuid root helper to which it communicates
> >> through a pipe.
> >
> > This would introduce quite some linux specific code on a lot of already
> > complicated points to the IDE.
> I'm not so sure - refreshing the keyboard and video status after coming
> back from a spawned program or shell should be provided as a standard
> functionality within InitKeyboard and InitVideo calls, shouldn't it?

In general, yes. But this complicates the matter because not all kbd
programs need it (only the ones that patch), and in general it goes way
beyond a simple state save, with all its IPC.

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