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Re: rfkill



On Wed, 2009-11-04 at 16:48 +0000, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-11-04 at 11:35 -0500, Martin Dubuc wrote:
> > Addition of a working version of rfkill in Fedora 12 has been really
> > welcomed. In my application, I would like to monitor the RF kill
> > switch to detect when user enables/disables Wi-Fi on the system. I
> > thought I could use the rfkill executable to do this, using "rfkill
> > event", piping the output using popen in my process. However, rfkill
> > outputs the events on standard output, but does not flush every time
> > it reports an event. When I perform fgets to get the events, I get
> > nothing. I am wondering if it would be possible to add a fflush on
> > stdout when events are reported on stdout inside rfkill.
> 
> You're probably better off monitoring /dev/rfkill yourself directly (for
> now[1]), there's example code in gnome-bluetooth, look at
> lib/bluetooth-killswitch.c.
> 
> You'd basically just need to change the type of killswitch you're
> monitoring.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> [1]: We'd probably want a D-Busified rfkilld in the future.

johannes and marcel keep talking about this but haven't gotten there
yet.

Dan



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