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utility to connect serial-attached peripherals to the input subsystem

inputattach connects legacy serial-attached input peripherals to the input subsystem: keyboards, mice, joysticks, touch-screens...

Amongst other things this allows legacy mice to be accessed via the /dev/input/mice multiplexer.

Supported devices include: * Serial-attached keyboards including the Apple Newton keyboard, DEC LK201 / LK401 keyboards, the Stowaway keyboard, Sun type 4 and 5 keyboards, standard PS/2 keyboards with a serial adapter * Serial mice using Genius, Logitech, Microsoft or Mouse Systems protocols * Serial-attached touchscreens including those manufactured by 3M, ELO, Fujitsu, Penmount, Touchright, Touchwindow * Serial-attached joysticks including I-Force, SpaceBall, SpaceOrb, Gravis Stinger, WingMan Warrior * The Handykey Twiddler used as a joystick or a chording keyboard

Package version:20051019-9


inputattach for Debian

This package does not include an initscript to initialize your
devices automatically; it isn't possible to adequately control
inputattach as would be required for an initscript.

To automatically attach a serial device to the input layer, the
recommended approach is simply to add the appropriate lines to
/etc/rc.local, or to a local udev rules file. F


inputattach(1)                                        inputattach(1)

       inputattach - attach a serial line to an input-layer device

       inputattach [--daemon] [--always] [--noinit] <mode> <device>

       inputattach  attaches  a serial line to an input-layer device
       via a line discipline.

       Exactly one of the available modes must be specified  on  


joystick (20051019-9) unstable; urgency=low

  * Handle the various buffer sizes expected in kernels 2.6.27 to
    (2.6.28 changed the value of KEY_MAX, which changed the definition of
    a joystick-related ioctl; 2.6.31 fixed the problem by handling any
    buffer size - see ec8b4b7085605e801a7740a2c3c33256aebe249c in the
    kernel git repository, which was also shipped in C


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