Subject: Re: moused
To: Piotr Stolc <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/18/2001 16:57:52
On Mon, Nov 19, 2001 at 01:51:57AM +0100, Piotr Stolc wrote:

 > OK, I've changed /dev/mouse to /dev/wsmouse in /etc/XF86Config and the mouse
 > doesn't work correctly in X - the cursos behaves as when using different
 > mouse protocol. It is set to "Microsoft" and it works when using /dev/mouse
 > directly. What should I also change in /etc/XF86Config file?

Use the "wsmouse" protocol.

 > I'm not a mouse expert. IMHO moused decodes the mouse data correctly and the
 > problem is with sending the events to the kernel. Is there any way to run
 > moused _without_ running X in the background?
 > TIA!

moused's purpose is to decode serial mouse data, convert it to wscons
mouse movement events, and inject those events into the wscons event
stream so other programs don't need to know about serial mice.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>