inputattach(1) attach a serial line to an input-layer device


inputattach [--daemon] [--always] [--noinit] [--baud baud>] <mode> <device>


inputattach attaches a serial line to an input-layer device via a line discipline.

Exactly one of the available modes must be specified on the command line.


Forks into the background.
Ignore initialization failures when attaching the device.
Skip device initialization.
Specify the baud rate to use. (This is only necessary if the default rate is incorrect.)


-dump, --dump
Just enable device.
-eeti, --eetiegalax
EETI eGalaxTouch.
-ep, --easypen
Genius EasyPen 3x4 tablet.
-elo3b, --elo261-280
ELO Touchscreen, 3-byte mode.
-elo4b, --elo271-140
ELO touchscreen, 4-byte mode.
-elo6b, --elo4002
ELO touchscreen, 6-byte mode.
-elo, --elotouch
ELO touchscreen, 10-byte mode.
-fjt, --fujitsu
Fujitsu serial touchscreen.
-ipaq, --h3600ts
Ipaq h3600 touchscreen.
-ham, --hampshire
Hampshire touchscreen.
-ifor, --iforce
I-Force joystick or wheel.
-ms3, --intellimouse
Microsoft IntelliMouse.
-lk, --lkkbd
DEC LK201 / LK401 keyboards.
-mag, --magellan
Magellan / SpaceMouse.
-bare, --microsoft
2-button Microsoft mouse.
-mmw, --mmwheel
Logitech mouse with 4-5 buttons or a wheel.
-mman4, --mouseman4
4-button Logitech / Genius mouse.
-mman, --mouseman
3-button Logitech / Genius mouse.
-msc, --mousesystems
3-button Mouse Systems mouse.
-ms, --mshack
3-button mouse in Microsoft mode.
-mtouch, --mtouch
MicroTouch (3M) touchscreen.
-newt, --newtonkbd
Newton keyboard.
-pm3k, --penmount3000
PenMount 3000 touchscreen.
-pm6k, --penmount6000
PenMount 6000 touchscreen.
-pmm1, --penmount6250
PenMount 6250 touchscreen.
-pm9k, --penmount9000
PenMount 9000 touchscreen.
-ps2m, --ps2mult
PS/2 serial multiplexer.
-ps2ser, --ps2serkbd
PS/2 via serial keyboard.
-sbl, --spaceball
SpaceBall 2003 / 3003 / 4000 FLX.
-orb, --spaceorb
SpaceOrb 360 / SpaceBall Avenger.
-sting, --stinger
Gravis Stinger.
-ipaqkbd, --stowawaykbd
Stowaway keyboard.
-skb, --sunkbd
Sun Type 4 and Type 5 keyboards.
-sun, --sunmouse
3-button Sun mouse.
-taos, --taos-evm
TAOS evaluation module.
-t213, --touchit213
Sahara Touch-iT213 Tablet PC.
-tr, --touchright
Touchright serial touchscreen.
-tw, --touchwin
Touchwindow serial touchscreen.
-tsc, --tsc
TSC-10/25/40 serial touchscreen.
-twidjoy, --twiddler-joy
Handykey Twiddler used as a joystick.
-twid, --twiddler
Handykey Twiddler chording keyboard.
-vs, --vsxxx-aa
DEC VSXXX-AA / VSXXX-GA mouse and VSXXX-A tablet.
-w8001, --w8001
Wacom W8001 pen and/or touch devices. The default baud rate, 38400bps, allows for touch-only or pen and touch devices; for pen-only devices, "--baud 19200" must be specified.
-wacom_iv, --wacom_iv
Wacom protocol IV tablet.
-war, --warrior
WingMan Warrior.
-zhen, --zhen-hua
Zhen Hua 5-byte protocol.


inputattach was written by Vojtech Pavlik and Arndt Schoenewald, and improved by many others; see the linuxconsole tools documentation for details.

This manual page was written by Stephen Kitt <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).