Re: cell-phone like keyboard driver anywhere?

From: Holger Schurig (
Date: Fri Aug 23 2002 - 10:10:19 EST

> Press 5 (JKL), all songs starting with either j, k, or l will be
> selected, and the display shows 'Kind of Magic'. Press 3 (DEF) and it
> limits the selection to any songs that have one of those letters in the

That sounds pretty much like high application stuff. If I had that in my mind,
I would not have had asked in linux-KERNEL. For an application it's easy to
have some directory.

The solution you're proposing is good and elegant --- in it's domain. It
solves one narrow problem. I need a solution that is broader. Your solution
wouldn't work with Qt/Embedded apps AND X11 apps AND ncurses apps. Maybe
because your hardware is only used for playing mpegs. But what if the
computer is used for tn-5250 (ncurses), Konq/Embedded (Qt/Embedded) and Java
(X11), just as the user pleases? In this case you need something general,
and that usually means a kernel driver (because, in our case, there is no
kernel interface for a user-space program that can inject key codes back into
the kernel so that the keycodes would be subject of normal

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