Read arrow keys

Phil phil_lor at
Thu Feb 21 00:30:18 CET 2013

Thank you for reading this.

I'm attempting to put a simple remote control program together and to do 
so I need to check if the arrows are pressed. I could probably do this 
with pyqt4 but I'm looking for something simple to experiment with.

Pygame looked like a suitable solution but the error message makes me 
think that pygame doesn't work from the console:

"video system not initialized"

Is there a simple way to read the direction keys within a while loop?


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