[SDL] no keyboard attached -> error

Tyler Montbriand tsm at accesscomm.ca
Mon Sep 19 07:56:26 PDT 2005


On September 19, 2005 08:03 am, johannes raggam wrote:
> hello again,
> again this question,
>
> an sdl based application won't start without a keyboard attached. there
> must be an error in the sdl-library.
>
> i have to check it soon, but i think that
>    SDL_Init(SDL_INIT_VIDEO)
> initializes the keyboard. and if no keyboard is present, the library
> will produce an error and prevent the application from starting.
>
> maybe anyone knows the sdl functions in detail and can give me a hint.
>
> and when i find the solution i will post it here.
>
> cheers,
> jr.
Video drivers and keyboard events -- in fact, all events -- are indeed closely 
linked in SDL.  For svgalib check out src/video/svga/SDL_svgaevents.c.  
Maybye you can disable keyboard handling with #ifdefs, or better, checking an 
environment variable with getenv?




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