inputattach (1) - Linux Manuals

inputattach: attach a serial line to an input-layer device


inputattach - 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.

At least one of the available modes must be specified on the command line; if the modes can be probed, up to four can be specified, and they will be tried in sequence until one matches the device.


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.)


-bare, --microsoft
2-button Microsoft mouse.
-dump, --dump
Just enable device.
-eeti, --eetiegalax
EETI eGalaxTouch.
-elo, --elotouch
ELO touchscreen, 10-byte mode.
-elo3b, --elo261-280
ELO Touchscreen, 3-byte mode.
-elo4b, --elo271-140
ELO touchscreen, 4-byte mode.
-elo6b, --elo4002
ELO touchscreen, 6-byte mode.
-ep, --easypen
Genius EasyPen 3x4 tablet.
-fjt, --fujitsu
Fujitsu serial touchscreen.
-fsia6b, --fsia6b
FS-iA6B RC Receiver.
-ham, --hampshire
Hampshire touchscreen.
-ifor, --iforce
I-Force joystick or wheel.
-ipaq, --h3600ts
Ipaq h3600 touchscreen.
-ipaqkbd, --stowawaykbd
Stowaway keyboard.
-lk, --lkkbd
DEC LK201 / LK401 keyboards.
-mag, --magellan
Magellan / SpaceMouse.
-mman, --mouseman
3-button Logitech / Genius mouse.
-mman4, --mouseman4
4-button Logitech / Genius mouse.
-mmw, --mmwheel
Logitech mouse with 4-5 buttons or a wheel.
-ms, --mshack
3-button mouse in Microsoft mode.
-ms3, --intellimouse
Microsoft IntelliMouse.
-msc, --mousesystems
3-button Mouse Systems mouse.
-mtouch, --mtouch
MicroTouch (3M) touchscreen.
-newt, --newtonkbd
Newton keyboard.
-orb, --spaceorb
SpaceOrb 360 / SpaceBall Avenger.
-pm3k, --penmount3000
PenMount 3000 touchscreen.
-pm6k, --penmount6000
PenMount 6000 touchscreen.
-pm9k, --penmount9000
PenMount 9000 touchscreen.
-pmm1, --penmount6250
PenMount 6250 touchscreen.
-ps2m, --ps2mult
PS/2 serial multiplexer.
-ps2ser, --ps2serkbd
PS/2 via serial keyboard.
-pulse8-cec, --pulse8-cec
Pulse Eight HDMI CEC dongle.
-rainshadow-cec, --rainshadow-cec
RainShadow Tech HDMI CEC dongle.
-sbl, --spaceball
SpaceBall 2003 / 3003 / 4000 FLX.
-skb, --sunkbd
Sun Type 4 and Type 5 keyboards.
-sting, --stinger
Gravis Stinger.
-sun, --sunmouse
3-button Sun mouse.
-t213, --touchit213
Sahara Touch-iT213 Tablet PC.
-taos, --taos-evm
TAOS evaluation module.
-tr, --touchright
Touchright serial touchscreen.
-tsc, --tsc
TSC-10/25/40 serial touchscreen.
-tw, --touchwin
Touchwindow serial touchscreen.
-twid, --twiddler
Handykey Twiddler chording keyboard.
-twidjoy, --twiddler-joy
Handykey Twiddler used as a joystick.
-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 <steve [at]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).