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#51 2017-01-15 04:15:45

Salkay
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Re: Easy shift / ctrl / AltGr / etc hack on xf86-input-evdev

Ah okay. I actually already had that in my xorg.conf, as per the recommendations in the README linked in the first post of this thread. Anyway, glad you got it sorted!

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#52 2017-01-17 08:23:41

teika
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Re: Easy shift / ctrl / AltGr / etc hack on xf86-input-evdev

Hi, I'm Teika. Thank you for a valuable report.

Accroding to "Libinput" page of Gentoo Wiki, libinput is to replace the "evdev" and "synaptics" drivers. And from xorg-server-1.19 on, libinput is threaded. See this phoronix post and Peter Hutterer's blog post. (PH is the main developer of X's input driver.)

That does not mean libinput is the Xorg's default input driver, but it's Arch's decision. (The threaded libinput seems still experimental.) For Fedora, it already happened in 2015.

Currently at-home-modifier nor xcape do not run under Wayland. Emergence of libinput means porting ahm to libinput may suffice for both X and Wayland, but it's not easy. :P

Best regards.


Easy Shift / Ctrl / AltGr ... hack; save your pinkies, type without drudgery.

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#53 2018-02-08 11:31:57

acegallagher
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Re: Easy shift / ctrl / AltGr / etc hack on xf86-input-evdev

I'm also on a search for this, since moving to Wayland is inevitable. I need a space2ctrl type replacement. There's been another discussion I've seen that covers this here:

https://github.com/swaywm/sway/issues/719

Which led me to software written by an Arch user here:

https://gitlab.com/interception/linux/tools

The hard part is done and I think the only thing left to do is to write an interface of some sort to his extensions? Either an extension that is customizable easily via GUI or a better way than needing to write your own code for your usecase similar to xmodmap?

I've opened a ticket here:

https://gitlab.com/interception/linux/tools/issues/8

Last edited by acegallagher (2018-02-08 11:36:09)

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#54 2018-03-01 12:55:00

teika
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Re: Easy shift / ctrl / AltGr / etc hack on xf86-input-evdev

Thanks a lot. (Sorry, still dunno what Wayland is at all, though it's already y 2018. ;-)

The upstream development of the evdev input driver seems to have almost stopped. It does not mean it's unusable. Keyboard is a mature device, so I think my hack remains to work for a coming few years. Of course earlier transition to the libinput driver makes the life less risky.

# BTW the "Wayland" article in the Debian wiki says the Arch wiki page is "as usual, excellent resource" tongue Yeah, as a Gentoo user, I should say the Arch community is nice.)

Regards


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