evtest - utility to monitor Linux input device events

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename evtest_1.33-1+b1_i386.deb
Package name evtest
Package version 1.33
Package release 1+b1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category hardware::input hardware::input:keyboard hardware::input:mouse implemented-in::c interface::commandline role::program scope::utility use::monitor utils
Homepage http://cgit.freedesktop.org/evtest/
License -
Maintainer Stephen Kitt <skitt@debian.org>
Download size 14.68 KB
Installed size 49.00 KB
evtest monitors a Linux input device, displaying all the events it
It can be used to determine mice button bindings, keymaps for exotic
keyboards... It is commonly used to debug issues with input devices
in X.Org.
evtest is now in maintenance mode and doesn't support all the
features of the latest kernels; evemu-record from the evemu-tools
package should be used instead.


Package Version Architecture Repository
evtest_1.33-1+b1_amd64.deb 1.33 amd64 Debian Main
evtest - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package evtest_1.33-1+b1_i386.deb
Source Package evtest

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install evtest deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install evtest




2015-07-25 - Stephen Kitt <skitt@debian.org>
evtest (1:1.33-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version.
* Standards-Version 3.9.6, no change required.
2014-08-09 - Stephen Kitt <skitt@debian.org>
evtest (1:1.32-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version.
* Update the description to indicate that evtest is now in maintenance
mode and should be replaced with evemu-record from evemu-tools.
* Standards-Version 3.9.5, no change required.
2013-06-07 - Stephen Kitt <skitt@debian.org>
evtest (1:1.31-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Switch to my Debian address.
* Upstream dropped evtest-capture in favour of evemu; drop libxml2-dev
build-dependency and recommend evemu-tools.
* Use canonical VCS URIs.
* Standards-Version 3.9.4, no change required.
2012-05-16 - Stephen Kitt <steve@sk2.org>
evtest (1:1.30-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Update debian/watch to track all tarballs.
* Update debian/copyright format URL.
* Switch to debhelper compat 9 (notably to automatically enable
hardened builds).
* Standards-Version 3.9.3, no change required.
2011-09-08 - Stephen Kitt <steve@sk2.org>
evtest (1:1.29-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Drop force-feedback patch, merged upstream.
2011-06-08 - Stephen Kitt <steve@sk2.org>
evtest (1:1.28-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Display force-feedback information. LP: #793852.
* Standards-Version 3.9.2, no change required.
* Add collab-maint VCS information.
2011-04-05 - Stephen Kitt <steve@sk2.org>
evtest (1:1.27-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release. Closes: #620943.
* This package used to be part of the joystick source but is now
maintained separately.
* Now decodes numeric key events. Closes: #619932.

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