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Re: [SLUG] Multiple Mice in X
Dean Hamstead was once rumoured to have said:
> Does anyone have multiple mice set up in X 4.x?
BTDT. You do it via XInput.
> If so would you care to fwd the relevant entries in the config file
> Ive a PS/2 and a USB mouse and i would like to use two. Not two cursors
> (that would be neat though) but the normal "multiple influences" type of
> Kernel does multiple USB mice for you, but alas, not ps2 as well (maybe
> some one could send a patch to add ps2 mouse to the mice device)
Uh, no - that'd be wrong. The /dev/input/mice interface is a
simulated stream, /dev/psaux is real, live raw data.
What you do instead is define two mouse pointers with different names,
both as "AlwaysCore" pointers.
XFree86 v4 handles this nicely.
Its a lot messier to config in 3.3, but you still do it via XInput.
I used to use this arrangement with USB mice + a Laptop trackpad.
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