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Re: evdev run amuck?



On Mon, 2009-04-06 at 21:21 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
> I was just looking through my X log file to see that the nvidia
> driver I installed from rpmfusion was actually being used, and
> I spotted this in the log:
> 
> (II) config/hal: Adding input device UVC Camera (046d:08c9)
> (**) UVC Camera (046d:08c9): always reports core events
> (**) UVC Camera (046d:08c9): Device: "/dev/input/event11"
> (II) UVC Camera (046d:08c9): Found keys
> (II) UVC Camera (046d:08c9): Configuring as keyboard
> (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "UVC Camera (046d:08c9)" (type: KEYBOARD)
> 
> I don't see no keyboard on my webcam :-).
> 
> Has someone got an experimental image processor layer that looks for
> your hands in captured video frames and reads sign language?

Has it got a button on it? IIRC those are configured as if they were
keyboards, and they send special keysyms when you press the buttons
thereon.

see (e.g.) http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/7/30/658

In other words: yep, that's normal, nothing to see here, move along..

-w


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