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This is a discussion on keyboard driver within the Linux Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; Does anyone have any references for URL's, PDF's, books, for absolute beginners on programming keyboard drivers for Linux in C? ...

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    Does anyone have any references for URL's, PDF's, books, for absolute beginners on programming keyboard drivers for Linux in C? I have been programming in C for about a year, and have been using Linux for 5+. But I know nothing about keyboard drivers but would love to learn if possible! Some board members just helped me learn the basics of Linux kernel modules the other day. Anyone??

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    Linux comes complete with free source code - maybe you could start with the existing implementation.

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    I know that Linux comes with free source code. It's always a .......... to find though! And that device driver source code is really advanced! We're talking about an OS(Ubuntu) that is very mainstream! I was thinking about something less advanced and aimed towards the complete beginner. You know, something noob friendly! But thanks for the advice man!

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    Most keyboards wont require a driver as they present themselves as HIDs to the OS and the OS does its own thing with them.

    Your best bet is to spend some time reading - the source, the docs, some articles and a few good books. The books have been suggested in a previous post and the rest is available with a google search.

    If you are looking for something "noob friendly" in kernel code then you will struggle, I'm sorry to say.

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