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Month: January 2018

Re: [trinity-users] login without keyboard

From: "Dr. Nikolaus Klepp" <office@...>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:09:51 +0100
Am Sonntag, 21. Januar 2018 schrieb Thierry de Coulon:
> I assume the answer to be "no", but:
> Is there any way to get an onscreen keyboard at the TDE login screen?
> Actually this is the only "problem" left on this machine (Toshiba z20t): 
> refind does not work, so it's impossible to choose the OS at boot and to 
> login in tde without the keyboard.
> This is not really a problem because I only want the tablet in special 
> situations, but the problem just nags.
> Have a nice day,
> Thierry


I'm not sure if "no" is the definite answer :-)

Please take a look at /etc/trinity/tdm/tdmrc, there you'll find at least 3 possible ways to interfere:



Please note that /opt/trinity/bin/preloadkde does not exist on my system, but it's name is somewhat inviting ...

If the analogy with xdm holds for tdm, then /etc/trinity/tdm/Xsetup is most likely the file you want to touch: Start xvkbd or what ever virtual keyboard you like to use. I'm quite sure that you will need to disable "Secure Attention Key". Maybe you'll have to kill the virtual keyboard from /etc/trinity/tdm/Xstartup.


Please do not email me anything that you are not comfortable also sharing with the NSA, CIA ...