user-space XO hardware detection

Sayamindu Dasgupta sayamindu at
Fri Jul 10 16:29:26 EDT 2009

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 8:50 PM, Albert Cahalan<acahalan at> wrote:
> 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.

You can probably poke HAL. will give you the vendor name (which should be OLPC).


Sayamindu Dasgupta

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