I'm running Debian 2.0 on a old Compaq Deskpro.
How can I find out what device /dev/mouse shuld be linked to?
> How can I find out what device /dev/mouse shuld be linked to?
If it's a serial mouse, probably the easiest way to find out which
port it's on is to do:
and then move the mouse around, click, etc. If `stuff' gets printed
out you've got the right port. If not, repeat with /dev/ttyS1, S2 &
If it's a `something else' mouse, find out what. A PS/2 mouse ought
to work if read from /dev/psaux for example.
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Outside of any windowing environment is it possible to determine
mouse movement versus keyboard action? Stat'ing /dev/mouse after
a keyboard press results in a the same access time as /dev/kbd and
visa versa. Therefore with stat I can not determine which device
was actually used since the access time in the stat structures are
updated for both devices. It's not a biggie but a puzzling question
none the less.