usb keyboards and mice.

Mike Lynch mjlynch at mchsi.com
Sat Sep 22 08:33:07 PDT 2007


Take a look at the man page for "lsusb".


Stef Bon wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm trying to build a multiseat system with my lfs machine. For a start I'm
> trying to get two "seats" woprking. Already I've got two monitors, 
> a nvidia card with two connections, and two keyboards and tow mice.
> The latest are:
> - one ps2 keyboard and one usb
> - one ps2 mouse and one usb
>
> Now, when plugging the usb stuff in, every device goes in in the 
> directory /dev/bus/usb/*busid*/*devicenr*
>
> I cannot distinguish the usb keyboard and the usb mouse. Is there a way to 
> find out which number in the /dev/bus/usb/*busid* is a mouse and which is a 
> keyboard?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
>
> Stef Bon
>
> BTW a multiseat system is a single system where more than one user can work
> on at the same time. (compare: a mainframe) Look for example at:
> www.multiseatcomputer.be. The problem is not the multiple monitors, X can
> handle more than one screen, but the problem is to let more than one set of
> mouse and keyboard work, each on a different monitor. Xgl/Xorg with the
> event drivers are good tools.
>
> and of course Google can help you futher. 
>
>
>
>   




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