Python interface to the Input Subsystem's input_event and uinput
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PyInputEvent provides a python interface to Linux's input subsystem
using the `/dev/input/event*` devices, as well as providing a means
to pass new events to the input subsystem using the `uinput` kernel
module and `/dev/uinput`.

Also included is the `keytrans` package to do translations of incoming
events to new output events, by means of a config file and (possibly)
python scripts.

Included is a config file for the HAMA MCE Remote.

How to use pyinputevent

In the `` file, the core classes are `InputEvent`
and `SimpleDevice`.  `` contains all the relevant
magic values, taken directly from `/usr/include/linux/input.h`

`InputEvent` encapsulates a single `struct input_event`, and can
`.pack` and `.unpack` values.  It can be instantiated with either
a byte-buffer as the constructor argument or for a hand-crafted
event with `, ecode, evalue)`

SimpleDevice can be instantiated with the constructor arguments
`device_name` and `device_path`. For example:
    sd = SimpleDevice("mouse", "/dev/input/event6") # will perform a non-blocking read and return
              # an input_event or None

SimpleDevice implemented fileno(), which means that you can use
the `select` module easily to determine when data has arrived.

TODO: Document `Controller`, `HIDevice`, and `main()`

How to use uinput

TODO: For the moment see

How to use keytrans

TODO: For the moment see

How to use hamacontrol

`` combined pyinputevent, uinput, and keytrans together
with a configuration file (`keymap.txt`) to provide support for
the HAMA MCE Remote.  If the USB IR receiver is plugged in, running
`python` will automatically detect the devices,
listen for events on them, translate them based on the config file,
then pass the translated events to a newly created `uinput` device.

You may have to run `modprobe uinput` before running this script,
and you either have to change the permissions on these devices, or
run this script as root.

X11 Device Detection
The original device should be ignored by X when you start
because we now try to open it with the exclusive flag, which should stop X
using it without any HAL or Xorg.conf hacks required.  If you still have
problems, try including the following in your Xorg.conf file (with thanks
to Graeme Blackman for this tidbit):


   Section "InputClass"
      Identifier "Hama Control"
      MatchProduct "9881"
      MatchVendor "05a4"
      Option "Ignore" "yes"

Released under the MIT license.  See the `LICENSE` file.