DESCRIPTIONThis returns the mouse type configered in /etc/vga/libvga.config.
The return value logically anded with MOUSE_TYPE_MASK is one of (defined in (#include <vgamouse.h>):
- There is no mouse installed. It is good style to check if there is no mouse available first and then enable mouse support to avoid an svgalib error message if you try to initialize a non existing mouse. MOUSE_MICROSOFT A Microsoft compatible mouse (2 buttons) (default).
- A MouseSystems compatible mouse (3 buttons).
- A MMSeries compatible mouse.
- An ordinary LogiTech compatible mouse.
- A busmouse.
- A PS/2 busmouse.
- An ordinary LogiTech LogiMan compatible mouse.
- The GPM daemon is used.
- A 3d SpaceTec Spaceball pointer device.
- A Microsoft IntelliMouse or Logitech MouseMan+ on serial port.
- A Microsoft IntelliMouse or Logitech MouseMan+ on PS/2 port.
The return value may be ored with one or more of the following flags
- change the setting of DTR to force the mouse to a given mode.
- set DTR to high instead of setting it to low (default).
- change the setting of RTS to force the mouse to a given mode.
- set RTS to high instead of setting it to low (default).
Your application may use this info to perform specific actions (go into a 3d pointer device mode for example).
This manual page was edited by Michael Weller <[email protected]>. The exact source of the referenced function as well as of the original documentation is unknown.
It is very likely that both are at least to some extent are due to Harm Hanemaayer <[email protected]>.
Occasionally this might be wrong. I hereby asked to be excused by the original author and will happily accept any additions or corrections to this first version of the svgalib manual.