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evdev is a generic input event interface in the Linux kernel.[1] It generalizes raw input events from device drivers and makes them available through character devices in the /dev/input/ directory.

evdev is primarily used by Weston.

See also


  1. ^ "Linux Input drivers v1.0"

External links

  • "Linux Input drivers v1.0" by Vojtech Pavlik, 2001 (Linux kernel document, now somewhat dated)
  • libevdev, a C library for evdev interface
  • Python bindings for evdev interface
  • "linux input ecosystem" by Joe Shaw, 1 October 2010 (blog post)
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