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Manual Reference Pages  -  VGA_GETMOUSETYPE (3)

NAME

vga_getmousetype - returns the mouse type configured

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
See Also
Author

SYNOPSIS

#include <vga.h>

int vga_getmousetype(void);

DESCRIPTION

This returns the mouse type configered in /etc/vga/libvga.config.

The return value logically anded with MOUSE_TYPE_MASK is one of (defined in (#include <vgamouse.h>):

MOUSE_NONE
  There is no mouse installed. It is good style to check if there is no mouse available first and then enable mouse support to avoid an svgalib error message if you try to initialize a non existing mouse. MOUSE_MICROSOFT A Microsoft compatible mouse (2 buttons) (default).
MOUSE_MOUSESYSTEMS
  A MouseSystems compatible mouse (3 buttons).
MOUSE_MMSERIES
  A MMSeries compatible mouse.
MOUSE_LOGITECH
  An ordinary LogiTech compatible mouse.
MOUSE_BUSMOUSE
  A busmouse.
MOUSE_PS2
  A PS/2 busmouse.
MOUSE_LOGIMAN
  An ordinary LogiTech LogiMan compatible mouse.
MOUSE_GPM
  The GPM daemon is used.
MOUSE_SPACEBALL
  A 3d SpaceTec Spaceball pointer device.
MOUSE_INTELLIMOUSE
  A Microsoft IntelliMouse or Logitech MouseMan+ on serial port.
MOUSE_IMPS2
  A Microsoft IntelliMouse or Logitech MouseMan+ on PS/2 port.
The return value may be ored with one or more of the following flags

MOUSE_CHG_DTR
  change the setting of DTR to force the mouse to a given mode.
MOUSE_DTR_HIGH
  set DTR to high instead of setting it to low (default).
MOUSE_CHG_RTS
  change the setting of RTS to force the mouse to a given mode.
MOUSE_RTS_HIGH
  set RTS to high instead of setting it to low (default).

Your application may use this info to perform specific actions (go into a 3d pointer device mode for example).

SEE ALSO

svgalib(7), vgagl(7), libvga.config(5), mousetest(6), spin(6), mouse_close(3), mouse_getposition_6d(3), mouse_getx(3), mouse_init(3), mouse_setposition(3), mouse_setscale(3), mouse_setwrap(3), mouse_setxrange(3), mouse_update(3), mouse_waitforupdate(3), vga_init(3), vga_setmousesupport(3), vga_waitevent(3)

AUTHOR

This manual page was edited by Michael Weller <eowmob@exp-math.uni-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 <H.Hanemaayer@inter.nl.net>.

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.

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

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