Is It Possble To Disable the Keyboard and Mouse?

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Is It Possble To Disable the Keyboard and Mouse?

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:01 pm

Hi

I have a computer that my family uses as a media centre. Unfortunately, people keep breaking the setup and my apparently OCD method of sorting files as they drag and drop folders into different locations with the mouse. Our phones are set up to play files through VLC remotely. Is there a way to disable the keyboard and mouse completely?

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Re: Is It Possble To Disable the Keyboard and Mouse?

Postby cwsnyder on Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:40 pm

What you will be doing is operating the computer in a mode called 'headless'. You will not be able to display anything from the computer operations, either, and will have to set up your computer by VNC or SSH tunneling into your computer and signing on on a different machine.

If you are controlling the media with remotes, why not just remove the keyboard and mouse after signing in and running VLC? It normally won't hurt USB devices.
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Re: Is It Possble To Disable the Keyboard and Mouse?

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:34 am

Hi,

Unfortunately people can just plug in USB devices again, which is where the issue lies. If they try and double click but accidently drag and click they move the folders about. I only find out about this when things stop working. I want to stop them from using the keyboard and mouse on this computer.
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Re: Is It Possble To Disable the Keyboard and Mouse?

Postby Orbmiser on Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:49 am

Haven't used myself just searching around for you.
Disable / enable keyboard and mouse in Linux
http://wpkg.org/Disable_/_enable_keyboa ... e_in_Linux

Sorry all I could find on it. Would think there is other ways? Beats me tho.
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Re: Is It Possble To Disable the Keyboard and Mouse?

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:14 pm

I'll give that a go, thank you very much :)
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