MirOS Manual: wsmux(4)

WSMUX(4)                   BSD Programmer's Manual                    WSMUX(4)

NAME

     wsmux - console keyboard/mouse multiplexor for wscons

SYNOPSIS

     wskbd*     at ... mux N
     wsmouse*   at ... mux N

     pseudo-device wsmux [count]

DESCRIPTION

     The wsmux is a pseudo-device driver that allows several wscons(4) input
     devices to have their events multiplexed into one stream.

     The typical usage for this device is to have two multiplexors, one for
     mouse events and one for keyboard events. All wsmouse(4) devices should
     direct their events to the mouse mux (normally 0) and all keyboard dev-
     ices, except the console, should direct their events to the keyboard mux
     (normally 1). A device will send its events to the mux indicated by the
     mux locator. If none is given the device will not use a multiplexor. The
     keyboard multiplexor should be connected to the display, using the
     wsconscfg(8) command. It will then receive all keystrokes from all key-
     boards and, furthermore, keyboards can be dynamically attached and de-
     tached without further user interaction. In a similar way, the window
     system will open the mouse multiplexor and receive all mouse events; mice
     can also be dynamically attached and detached.

     It is also possible to inject events into a multiplexor from a user pro-
     gram. This is used by the wsmoused(8) daemon to take data from a mouse
     connected to a serial port and make it appear on the standard mouse mux.

FILES

     /dev/wsmouse
     /dev/wskbd
     /usr/include/dev/wscons/wsconsio.h

SEE ALSO

     intro(4), wscons(4), wsdisplay(4), wskbd(4), wsmouse(4), wsconscfg(8),
     wsconsctl(8), wsmoused(8)

MirOS BSD #10-current           July 26, 1999                                1

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