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OLPC XO keyboard support daemon (hal version)

The olpc-kbdshim daemon is used to handle keyboard events on the somewhat unique OLPC XO hardware. It does this by monitoring the keyboard and touchpad, enabling the XO "grab" keys and touchpad rotation (to match screen rotation), and reporting user (in)activity. It can also bind the XO screen rotate, brightness, and volume keys to appropriate commands (which are provided).

This package provides the hal version, which integrates with hal and contains additional support for monitoring USB input devices.

Package version:12-3



Note -- there are two versions of olpc-kbdshim -- one
    integrated with HAL, and the other not.  The former can
    monitor USB input devices, the latter cannot.  The non-hal
    version is not currently maintained, nor released, but is
    available in the olpc-kbdshim git tree for anyone that would
    like to use this functionality a non-hal based system.


olpc-kbdshim (12-3) unstable; urgency=high

  * Init script should check /proc/device-tree/model rather than /ofw/model,
    as that's where the upstream kernel places the device tree.  Last minute
    fix for squeeze.

 -- Andres Salomon <>  Sat, 11 Dec 2010 03:25:27 +0000

olpc-kbdshim (12-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Fix a buglet w/ kbdshim-hal not starting correctly.
  * Ba


This package was debianized by Andres Salomon <> on
Sat, 17 Apr 2010 00:02:54 +0000

It was downloaded from: <>.

Upstream Authors:
	Paul Fox <>

Copyright (C) 2005 David Zeuthen, <>
Copyright (C) 2005 Ryan Lortie <>
Copyright (C) 2006 Matthew Garrett <>
Copyright (C) 2007 Codethin

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