Running from sources version 1.0.4 on Ubuntu 8.10.
Trace is here: http://pastealacon.com/2457
By the way, why this config option?
well... i never really tested stuff with hookkeyboard=F for a loong time now. the option is there kind of "just for completeness", i never thought anyone would even try running with it. :)
so, from a quick glance at the error and the code, the default value for contextEventMask in pyxhook.py is incorrect.
I don't have time right now to dig into the docs to see what the contexteventmask tuple should be to make it log mouse but not keyboard. take a look at how contexteventmask is treated in pyxhook.py, and look at the docs for python-xlib, to see what it /should/ be doing if hookkeyboard=False.
and of course, please post back here if what you find. :)
reproducing the error output here, just in case, because the pastebin will probably expire in the near future:
RECORD extension version 1.13
X protocol error:
<class 'Xlib.error.BadValue'>: code = 2, resource_id = 0, sequence_number = 8, major_opcode = 143, minor_opcode = 1
Exception in thread Thread-6:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/threading.py", line 486, in __bootstrap_inner
File "/tmp/pykeylogger-1.0.4/pyxhook.py", line 113, in run
File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/Xlib/ext/record.py", line 240, in enable_context
context = context)
File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/Xlib/ext/record.py", line 217, in __init__
apply(rq.ReplyRequest.__init__, (self, ) + args, keys)
File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/Xlib/protocol/rq.py", line 1430, in __init__
File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/Xlib/protocol/rq.py", line 1450, in reply
XError: <class 'Xlib.error.XError'>: code = 155, resource_id = 54525952, sequence_number = 9, major_opcode = 143, minor_opcode = 5
This bug now fixed in git, and it runs just fine now without hooking keyboard.
Of course, if kb is not hooked, it cannot detect the control key combo, so running with hookkeyboard=F is still rather useless... :) but it runs, just as you'd expect it to.
Not having any keyboard hooked may be a good thing.
There'd be no chance of the program revealing itself (and possibly being terminated) via the control panel by chance by anyone via the keyboard.
well, that is a plus - but note that if keyboard isn't hooked, it won't be logging any keyboard activity.
so only if for some reason you have need to log only mouse activity or take periodic screenshots, then yes, it would be useful. :)
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