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       mouse_init, mouse_init_return_fd - specifically initialize a mouse


       #include <vgamouse.h>

       int mouse_init(char *dev, int type, int samplerate);
       int mouse_init_return_fd(char *dev, int type, int samplerate);


       These  routines  can  be  used to open the mouse manually, ignoring the
       mouse types or devices specified in the config file.

       dev is the name of the mouse device (defaults to /dev_mouse).

       samplerate may be one MOUSE_DEFAULTSAMPLERATE(150) or any other  value.
       Probably it is in Hz.

       type   is   one   of   the   types   which   are   listed   already  in

       If  these  routines  are   used   it   is   not   necessary   to   call
       vga_setmousesupport(3),  but  it’s probably better to not use these and
       use vga_setmousesupport(3) instead.

       The return_fd version returns the file descriptor of the  mouse  device
       to  allow  you  to do further tricks with the mouse (but the filehandle
       may change during a VC switch). The other version  just  returns  0  if
       successful.  Both return -1 on error.


       svgalib(7),  vgagl(7),  libvga.config(5), eventtest(6), mouse_close(3),
       mouse_getposition_6d(3),      mouse_getx(3),      mouse_setposition(3),
       mouse_setscale(3),         mouse_setwrap(3),        mouse_setxrange(3),
       mouse_update(3),    mouse_waitforupdate(3),     vga_setmousesupport(3),
       mouse_seteventhandler(3), vga_waitevent(3)


       This  manual  page  was  edited by Michael Weller <eowmob@exp-math.uni->. 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 <>.

       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.