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Re: How to forward serial devices' input to X?

On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 02:48:29PM +0800, Magicloud Magiclouds wrote:
>    Hi,
>      We have a barcode scanner used here, which for some reason has to be a
>    serial device. So all its scanning output is sent to /dev/ttyACM0. If I
>    `cat /dev/ttyACM0`, I could get the strings.
>      Problem now is, how to let these input be sent to X, acting like a
>    normal keyboard.
>      Any ideas?

With a quick search to jog my memory, the program you want to look into
is "inputattach". This will create a /dev/input/* node for the serial
device which Xorg should then automatically detect.

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