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14th January 2010, 06:22 PM #1
Edugeek Emergency Button in Linux!
Hello, I didn't get to go to Bett this year, but my OH did and bought me back the Emergency Button as a present.... ah geek love
Now it glows which is really cool and changes colour when I press it, but does not load up the site, so I was wondering if anyone else has got their working in Linux.
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14th January 2010, 06:24 PM #2
almost .... :/
I was challenged to reverse engineer it but on the train home last night I did notice that if you have a terminal open when you press it it does 'exhibit' the same behaviour as on Windows but doesn't open a browser.
(ie, it inputs EduGeek.net to the console).
I'm still looking at how to understand how it works a bit further as it seems more clever than the last incarnation
14th January 2010, 06:30 PM #3
How does the device present itself to the computer, hardware-wise? E.g. a keyboard? If so, you could use one of the key monitoring programs to find out what it's sending.
14th January 2010, 06:30 PM #4
Well I got it working but I cheated
For some reason in Ubuntu in the console it is posting "rwww.edugeek.net"
Not sure why the 'r' is there, anyway I just created a script in /usr/bin called "rwww.edugeek.net" that just runs "firefox www.edugeek.net"
It works, but I fill it's not quite the proper way! Might come back to it when I have some spare time!!
Thanks to linuxgirlie from:
SimpleSi (15th January 2010)
14th January 2010, 06:32 PM #5
Originally Posted by webman
sudo ls -l /dev/input/by-id/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2010-01-14 18:08 usb-046d_G15_Gaming_Keyboard-event-if01 -> ../event6
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2010-01-14 18:08 usb-046d_G15_Gaming_Keyboard-event-kbd -> ../event5
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2010-01-14 18:24 usb-2000_beba-event-if00 -> ../event7
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2010-01-14 18:08 usb-Logitech_G9_Laser_Mouse_F8A2470F500029-event-if01 -> ../event4
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2010-01-14 18:08 usb-Logitech_G9_Laser_Mouse_F8A2470F500029-event-mouse -> ../event3
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2010-01-14 18:08 usb-Logitech_G9_Laser_Mouse_F8A2470F500029-mouse -> ../mouse1
So I am assuming it is the 2000_bebe device.
14th January 2010, 07:08 PM #6
Yeah, it's a keyboard now (used to be a disk...).
Jo, the r will be as it's sending winkey+r (to get the run dialogue up on windows).
2 Thanks to kmount:
linuxgirlie (14th January 2010), SimpleSi (15th January 2010)
15th January 2010, 08:56 AM #7
I'm assuming these are read-only once written?
*considers the rickroll possibilities*
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