Subject: Re: Multiple keyboards and mice
To: Lennart Augustsson <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/27/1999 13:51:47
On Wed, May 26, 1999 at 10:57:13PM +0200, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> An alternative would be to use similar code as for merging keyboard
> events to merge mouse events.  We could then have a special virtual
> mouse device which the real mouse send their events to.  This virtual
> mouse should also be accessible from userland to inject events into,
> that way we could have a /dev/mouse that would work for all mice.
> Serial mice would inject their events into it via moused, a userland
> program (which we can borrow from FreeBSD).


Now that we have kernel threads, I imagine there is no need for a userland
daemon for this... although this will provide more flexibility (different
mouse protocols etc.).