user-space XO hardware detection

Albert Cahalan acahalan at
Fri Jul 10 11:20:49 EDT 2009

It's getting more and more important to be able to detect XO hardware
from userspace. One can no longer assume that Sugar implies XO because
Sugar runs elsewhere and because non-Sugar is getting common on the XO.
Considering the 1.5 hardware, assuming that Geode implies XO is not
going to be reasonable either.

I suppose the real needs are:

1. detect that the screen has XO-like blur
2. detect that the keyboard has XO-style keys
2a. detect that there is a multiply/divide key

If possible I'd like to do this as a regular user, without X server
help, in both Sugar and non-Sugar situations, despite any Bitfrost.

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