wsmux - console keyboard/mouse multiplexor for wscons
wskbd* at ... mux N
wsmouse* at ... mux N
pseudo-device wsmux [count]
The wsmux is a pseudo-device driver that allows several wscons(4) input
devices to have their events multiplexed into one stream.
The typical usage for this device is to have two multiplexors, one for
mouse events and one for keyboard events. All wsmouse(4)
direct their events to the mouse mux (normally 0) and all
except the console, should direct their events to the
(normally 1). A device will send its events to the mux indicated by the
mux locator. If none is given the device will not use a
The keyboard multiplexor should be connected to the display,
wsconscfg(8) command. It will then receive all keystrokes
from all keyboards
and, furthermore, keyboards can be dynamically attached and detached
without further user interaction. In a similar way,
system will open the mouse multiplexor and receive all mouse
can also be dynamically attached and detached.
It is also possible to inject events into a multiplexor from
a user program.
This is used by the wsmoused(8) daemon to take data
from a mouse
connected to a serial port and make it appear on the standard mouse mux.
intro(4), wscons(4), wsdisplay(4), wskbd(4), wsmouse(4), wsconscfg(8),
OpenBSD 3.6 July 26, 1999
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