Subject: Serial Mouse buttons
To: None <>
From: Steven Grunza <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 06/11/2001 12:44:16
   This may be the wrong list but how does X11 know when a serial mouse 
button has been pressed?  I would assume that there is a protocol handled 
in XFree86 (I'm using port-i386) for talking to a serial mouse.

   Specifically, I'm looking for the code in xsrc.tgz that talks to the 
/dev/tty?? port to which the mouse is connected and sends the event up to 
the higher layers of X11.

   Why am I looking for this you might ask.  Well, I'm looking to find a 
way to reboot a headless/keyboardless server and a serial mouse button 
press might just be the easiest way to do it.  Since Xfree86 connects to 
serial mice using /dev/tty?? the understanding of the serial mouse protocol 
seems like it would be in XFree, not a kernel driver.

   Thanks in advance...

   Please respond to my e-mail address since I'm not on this list.  Thanks 

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