Mouse Without X

jones512

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Hi guys,

Can someone please explain to me why the mouse only functions with X?

I've got a project that converts USB mouse data into serial data (Phase quadrature) and it works perfectly unless no screen is attached. I'm assuming this is because X only runs with a screen attached?

Cheers,
Caleb.
 


kenJackson

Member
There actually is a mouse driver for consoles named GPM. It's probably in your distro's repository. I've only used it in installers.

FreeBSD has a daemon named moused.
 



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