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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.

Exactly one of the available modes must be specified on the command line.



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.)

, −−dump

Just enable device.

−eeti, −−eetiegalax

EETI eGalaxTouch.

−ep, −−easypen

Genius EasyPen 3x4 tablet.

−elo3b, −−elo261-280

ELO Touchscreen, 3-byte mode.

−elo4b, −−elo271-140

ELO touchscreen, 4-byte mode.

−elo6b, −−elo4002

ELO touchscreen, 6-byte mode.

−elo, −−elotouch

ELO touchscreen, 10-byte mode.

−fjt, −−fujitsu

Fujitsu serial touchscreen.

−ipaq, −−h3600ts

Ipaq h3600 touchscreen.

−ham, −−hampshire

Hampshire touchscreen.

−ifor, −−iforce

I-Force joystick or wheel.

−ms3, −−intellimouse

Microsoft IntelliMouse.

−lk, −−lkkbd

DEC LK201 / LK401 keyboards.

−mag, −−magellan

Magellan / SpaceMouse.

−bare, −−microsoft

2-button Microsoft mouse.

−mmw, −−mmwheel

Logitech mouse with 4-5 buttons or a wheel.

−mman4, −−mouseman4

4-button Logitech / Genius mouse.

−mman, −−mouseman

3-button Logitech / Genius mouse.

−msc, −−mousesystems

3-button Mouse Systems mouse.

−ms, −−mshack

3-button mouse in Microsoft mode.

−mtouch, −−mtouch

MicroTouch (3M) touchscreen.

−newt, −−newtonkbd

Newton keyboard.

−pm3k, −−penmount3000

PenMount 3000 touchscreen.

−pm6k, −−penmount6000

PenMount 6000 touchscreen.

−pmm1, −−penmount6250

PenMount 6250 touchscreen.

−pm9k, −−penmount9000

PenMount 9000 touchscreen.

−ps2m, −−ps2mult

PS/2 serial multiplexer.

−ps2ser, −−ps2serkbd

PS/2 via serial keyboard.

−sbl, −−spaceball

SpaceBall 2003 / 3003 / 4000 FLX.

−orb, −−spaceorb

SpaceOrb 360 / SpaceBall Avenger.

−sting, −−stinger

Gravis Stinger.

−ipaqkbd, −−stowawaykbd

Stowaway keyboard.

−skb, −−sunkbd

Sun Type 4 and Type 5 keyboards.

−sun, −−sunmouse

3-button Sun mouse.

−taos, −−taos−evm

TAOS evaluation module.

−t213, −−touchit213

Sahara Touch-iT213 Tablet PC.

−tr, −−touchright

Touchright serial touchscreen.

−tw, −−touchwin

Touchwindow serial touchscreen.

−tsc, −−tsc

TSC-10/25/40 serial touchscreen.

−twidjoy, −−twiddler-joy

Handykey Twiddler used as a joystick.

−twid, −−twiddler

Handykey Twiddler chording keyboard.

−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 <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

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