Modifying olpc-kbdshim for simplicity

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Sat Jan 9 08:08:20 EST 2010

On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 3:57 AM, Paul Fox <pgf at> wrote:
> james wrote:
>  > With the 20100107 kernel power management seems to work just
>  > fine in f11 xo-1 os10.  I am working on a project called
>  > Deborah which is a debian system with lxde for the xo-1
>  > borrowing heavily from f11 for the xo-1.  It's coming along
>  > nicely and I think it works pretty well but I still have to
>  > get power management working properly.  I'm using powerd which
>  > relies on olpc-kbdshim to report keyboard and trackpad
>  > inactivity.  Unfortunately kbdshim also does alot of other
>  > things that I don't want or need.  The volume and brightness
>  > keys already work fine without kbdshim, for instance.  I want
>  > to use kbdshim but disable all of its functions execpt
>  > reporting keyboard and trackpad inactivity.  Is there an easy
>  > way to do this.  I don't know enough yet about how kbdshim
>  > works to figure this out.  Great work, I'm very impressed with
>  > f11 for the xo-1.
> the volume and brightness functions can be disabled or changed
> simply by specifying a different (or by not specifying a) script
> to be run -- see the usage message, and modify the hal startup
> file accordingly.  other than those features, i think the rest (i.e.,
> grab keys, etc) is all-or-nothing (without modifying the source, of
> course).

Why can't all of that be done through the existing xinput layer which
already deals with console inactivity and special keys etc?


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