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KeyCat
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evdev

Post by KeyCat » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:59 pm

hi all, long time since I checked in here...

My NSA-220 is still up-and-running Debian Lenny and I'm trying to get a USB RF Remote device Working on it but have run out of ideas so better to ask the pro's...

Is there any way to get event support and have devices show up as "/dev/input/event0" etc. on this kernel that misses CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV = m or am I screwed unless I recompile the kernel?
...
#
# Userland interfaces
#
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV=y
# CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_PSAUX is not set
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_SCREEN_X=1024
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_SCREEN_Y=768
# CONFIG_INPUT_JOYDEV is not set
# CONFIG_INPUT_TSDEV is not set
# CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV is not set
# CONFIG_INPUT_EVBUG is not set
...
The USB device is recogniced but only shows up as "/dev/input/mouse0" a "cat /proc/bus/input/devices" gives the following...
I: Bus=0003 Vendor=0bc7 Product=0004 Version=0100
N: Name="X10 Wireless Technology Inc USB Receiver"
P: Phys=/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input4
H: Handlers=kbd mouse0
B: EV=7
B: KEY=108c0020 2000043 0 0 1b0000 0 8000 10180 91400811 9e1ec1 0 14003 40040ffc
B: REL=3
Any smart workaround to solve it by using mknod or is the whole event thing out of reach without evdev enabled in kernel?

/KC

Mijzelf
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Re: evdev

Post by Mijzelf » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:35 am

You'll need at least the module.
Some modules won't load if the kernel wasn't 'prepared' for it, like ipv6. When selecting that module something is added to the 'bare' kernel too. But this device doesn't sound as a 'heavy' object, so maybe you can just compile the module and load it.

KeyCat
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Re: evdev

Post by KeyCat » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:07 pm

Thanks for the input Mijzelf will try get the evdev module going. Maybe I should just bite the bullet and recompile the kernel, I guess it's about time to learn how to do it ;)

Will let you know how things goes....

/KC

KeyCat
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Re: evdev

Post by KeyCat » Thu May 02, 2013 5:19 pm

Problem solved by recompiling the kernel. If anyone wants a copy just let me know.

Thanks Mijzelf! Without your past/present help I would be lost ;)

/KC

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