[Sugar-devel] Hacking onto the "appearing" and "hiding" of OSK

Gonzalo Odiard gonzalo at laptop.org
Thu Jan 24 12:02:00 EST 2013

Write does not know what is the ebook switch state, that logic is in the

Looking in the wiki and sugar code, I could not find information about how
read the switch,
but in ticket http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/12326 found this:

If you do:

evtest --query /dev/input/event4 EV_SW SW_TABLET_MODE; echo $?

If the xo is in ebook mode returns 10, if not, returns 0.

There are any official doc about the switches I am missing? There are a way
to catch a event when the switch is activated, using dbus or something


On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 12:16 PM, Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com
> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 10:13 AM, Paul Fox <pgf at laptop.org> wrote:
> > i believe sugar already has code to detect the two modes, since
> > that's how it knows whether to present the OSK or not.
> Yep. Ajay, I think Write shows you the way :-)
> m
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