New component for keyboards and panels.

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25 Feb 2021 00:56 #200047 by andypugh
linuxcnc.org/docs/2.8/html/man/man1/sendkeys.1.html

A poor quality video proving that it works:


It can take either 7i73-style scancodes from a 7i73 or from matrix_kb, and can also generate key events from plain bit HAL pins.

Intended for MDI keyboards and GUI interaction. Use to control actual machine movements is very much discouraged.
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25 Feb 2021 05:14 #200057 by BeagleBrainz
Roughly speaking, not yet looked at code, this is "stuffing" scan codes into the OS ?

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25 Feb 2021 09:22 #200075 by andypugh

BeagleBrainz wrote: Roughly speaking, not yet looked at code, this is "stuffing" scan codes into the OS ?


Not exactly. The HAL component tells the system that it is a USB keyboard, "and here are some key events"
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25 Feb 2021 10:43 #200079 by BeagleBrainz
Oh yeah I get it.

That's pretty cool.

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25 Feb 2021 16:08 - 25 Feb 2021 16:12 #200106 by Aciera
Interesting!
In the man page, this link is not working for me though:
wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi−bin/wiki.pl?Scancodes


And thanks for sharing this!
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25 Feb 2021 17:11 #200116 by tommylight

Aciera wrote: In the man page, this link is not working for me though:
wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi−bin/wiki.pl?Scancodes

Still 404.

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28 Feb 2021 22:44 #200478 by andypugh

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28 Feb 2021 22:49 #200479 by andypugh

andypugh wrote: wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Scancodes

Looks like an issue with hyphens.


It's an ASCII 2D minus sign in the source code.
I need to se how to force asciidoc to not convert to hyphen.

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28 Feb 2021 23:01 #200481 by andypugh

andypugh wrote: It's an ASCII 2D minus sign in the source code.
I need to se how to force asciidoc to not convert to hyphen.


And the URL is fine in the html docs generated on my test machine too!

I am a bit stumped.

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01 Mar 2021 09:11 - 01 Mar 2021 09:18 #200516 by Aciera

Looks like an issue with hyphens.


Exactly the hyphen in the link I posted is a bit longer then in the one you posted.
This seems to be the same issue that has come up a few times when people copy/paste HAL pin names from man pages into their HAL files and the pin names are not recognized because the hyphen is a bit longer. I wonder if it depends on the users PC though because I'm sure a lot of people do that and the issue does not come up very often in the forum.

How can there be two different hyphens?
ASCII code 45 = - ( Hyphen , minus sign )
The only other similar symbol I see is this. But it seems much longer.
ASCII code 196 = ─ ( Box drawing character single horizontal line )

[edit]
Ok, wikipedia just told me that in unicode there are a few different symbols:

There are at least eight different horizontal dash-like characters of varying lengths defined in Unicode

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