Kloak on non-Whonix system

$ sudo ./kloak

Found keyboard at: /dev/input/eventX
Found uinput at: /dev/uinput
Waiting 500 ms…
Unable to grab device ‘/dev/input/eventX’ : Device or resource busy

What’s wrong?

Qubes or non-Qubes Whonix?

Host Debian buster

Running OK here. The daemon status is active on my host so it ma be some anomaly on your system. Post the relevant log entry from journalctl so we can take a look.

$ sudo systemctl status kloak
● kloak.service - kloak anti keystroke deanonymization tool
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/kloak.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: active (running) since Thu 2020-08-20 23:09:26 GMT; 1 day 14h ago
Docs: GitHub - vmonaco/kloak: Keystroke-level online anonymization kernel: obfuscates typing behavior at the device level.
Main PID: 1617 (kloak)
Tasks: 1 (limit: 4915)
Memory: 836.0K
CGroup: /system.slice/kloak.service
└─1617 /usr/sbin/kloak

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Is the included virtual keyboard interfering?

Yes. I get the same message if the daemon is already active in the background. Everything is working. No need to worry.

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