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Thread: Serial Mouse not detected

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    Question Serial Mouse not detected

    I want to get a serial mouse (PS/2 with adapter) to work on a Dell C400 (so I can use the one USB port for wireless).
    I enabled the serial port in the BIOS, but the mouse didn't work.

    Help!

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    Re: Serial Mouse not detected

    The program you need is called input attach. You can get it via:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install inputattach
    Then you test it with:

    Code:
    inputattach -<mouse type> /path/to/serial/device
    A full list of mouse types may be found with:
    Code:
    man inputattach
    It may take a little guesswork. For example: my Kraft trackball uses the mouse systems protocol.

    Serial devices are, with few exceptions, located under /dev/ttyS*.

    Your port is probably
    Code:
    /dev/ttyS0
    as it's the only one.

    Once you get it working, you can make it run on startup by adding it to /etc/rc.local with an & at the end of the line.
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