Current State of Kloak?


I’m interested in installing the keystroke anonymization tool Kloak in Dom0 of Qubes OS. @Patrick mentioned that the upstream is dead, so how will that affect Whonix and Qubes using it? Will plans to include it be scrapped?



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Please help testing kloak v0.2, see:


Kloak as a service fails on Qubes-Whonix. It looks for a keyboard at /dev/input/event4, but it needs to use /dev/input/event0.

Change /lib/systemd/system/kloak.service. from “ExecStart=/usr/sbin/kloak” to “ExecStart=/usr/sbin/kloak -r /dev/input/event0 -w /dev/uinput” and it will work.


That won’t work. /dev/input/event0 is not a keyboard device.

ls -la /dev/input/event0
crw-rw---- 1 root input 13, 64 May  6 08:25 /dev/input/event0

ls -la /dev/input/by-path/platform-pcspkr-event-spkr 
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 May  6 08:25 /dev/input/by-path/platform-pcspkr-event-spkr -> ../event0

That kloak is not working in Qubes and links to Qubes issue tracker is mentioned here:

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