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WSMUX(4)	       FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual		      WSMUX(4)

NAME
     wsmux -- console keyboard/mouse multiplexor for wscons

SYNOPSIS
     wskbd*	at ... mux N
     wsmouse*	at ... mux N

     pseudo-device wsmux [count]

DESCRIPTION
     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) devices should
     direct their events to the	mouse mux (normally 0) and all keyboard	de-
     vices, except the console,	should direct their events to the keyboard mux
     (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 multiplexor.
     The keyboard multiplexor should be	connected to the display, using	the
     wsconscfg(8) command.  It will then receive all keystrokes	from all key-
     boards and, furthermore, keyboards	can be dynamically attached and	de-
     tached without further user interaction.  In a similar way, the window
     system will open the mouse	multiplexor and	receive	all mouse events; mice
     can also be dynamically attached and detached.

     It	is also	possible to inject events into a multiplexor from a user pro-
     gram.  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.

FILES
     /dev/wsmouse
     /dev/wskbd
     /usr/include/dev/wscons/wsconsio.h

SEE ALSO
     intro(4), wscons(4), wsdisplay(4),	wskbd(4), wsmouse(4), wsconscfg(8),
     wsconsctl(8), wsmoused(8)

FreeBSD	13.0			 June 26, 2008			  FreeBSD 13.0

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