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mouse_init(3)                 Svgalib User Manual                mouse_init(3)

NAME
       mouse_init, mouse_init_return_fd - specifically initialize a mouse

SYNOPSIS
       #include <vgamouse.h>

       int mouse_init(char *dev, int type, int samplerate);
       int mouse_init_return_fd(char *dev, int type, int samplerate);

DESCRIPTION
       These routines can be used to open the mouse manually, ignoring the
       mouse types or devices specified in the config file.

       dev is the name of the mouse device (defaults to /dev_mouse).

       samplerate may be one MOUSE_DEFAULTSAMPLERATE(150) or any other value.
       Probably it is in Hz.

       type is one of the types which are listed already in
       vga_getmousetype(3).

       If these routines are used it is not necessary to call
       vga_setmousesupport(3), but it's probably better to not use these and
       use vga_setmousesupport(3) instead.

       The return_fd version returns the file descriptor of the mouse device
       to allow you to do further tricks with the mouse (but the filehandle
       may change during a VC switch). The other version just returns 0 if
       successful.  Both return -1 on error.

SEE ALSO
       svgalib(7), vgagl(7), libvga.config(5), eventtest(6), mouse_close(3),
       mouse_getposition_6d(3), mouse_getx(3), mouse_setposition(3),
       mouse_setscale(3), mouse_setwrap(3), mouse_setxrange(3),
       mouse_update(3), mouse_waitforupdate(3), vga_setmousesupport(3),
       mouse_seteventhandler(3), vga_waitevent(3)

AUTHOR
       This manual page was edited by Michael Weller <[email protected]
       essen.de>. 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.

Svgalib (>= 1.2.11)              27 July 1997                    mouse_init(3)
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