utility to connect serial-attached peripherals to the input subsystem


All systems
Debian Debian
apt-get install inputattach
apt-get install inputattach
Arch Arch Linux
pacman -S inputattach
image/svg+xml Kali Linux
apt-get install inputattach
yum install inputattach
dnf install inputattach
Windows (WSL2)
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install inputattach
apt-get install inputattach


utility to connect serial-attached peripherals to the input subsystem

inputattach connects legacy serial-attached input peripherals to the input subsystem: keyboards, mice, joysticks, touch-screens... Amongst other things this allows legacy mice to be accessed via the /dev/input/mice multiplexer. Supported devices include: * Serial-attached keyboards including the Apple Newton keyboard, DEC LK201 / LK401 keyboards, the Stowaway keyboard, Sun type 4 and 5 keyboards, standard PS/2 keyboards with a serial adapter * Serial mice using Genius, Logitech, Microsoft or Mouse Systems protocols * Serial-attached touchscreens including those manufactured by 3M, ELO, Fujitsu, Penmount, Touchright, Touchwindow * Serial-attached joysticks including I-Force, SpaceBall, SpaceOrb, Gravis Stinger, WingMan Warrior * The Handykey Twiddler used as a joystick or a chording keyboard


devices to the kernel's input subsystem


Set of utilities for joysticks and serial devices


General Purpose Mouse interface

This package provides a daemon that captures mouse events when the system console is active, and delivers events to applications through a library. By default, the daemon provides a 'selection' mode, so that cut-and-paste with the mouse works on the console just as it does under X.