inputattach - utility to connect serial-attached peripherals to the input subsystem

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename inputattach_1.4.3-1_amd64.deb
Package name inputattach
Package version 1.4.3
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer -
Download size 22.49 KB
Installed size 85 B
inputattach connects legacy serial-attached input peripherals to the input
subsystem: keyboards, mice, joysticks, touch-screens...
Amongst other things this allows legacy mice to be accessed via the
/dev/input/mice multiplexer.
Supported devices include:
* Serial-attached keyboards including the Apple Newton keyboard, DEC LK201
/ LK401 keyboards, the Stowaway keyboard, Sun type 4 and 5 keyboards,
standard PS/2 keyboards with a serial adapter
* Serial mice using Genius, Logitech, Microsoft or Mouse Systems protocols
* Serial-attached touchscreens including those manufactured by 3M, ELO,
Fujitsu, Penmount, Touchright, Touchwindow
* Serial-attached joysticks including I-Force, SpaceBall, SpaceOrb, Gravis
Stinger, WingMan Warrior
* The Handykey Twiddler used as a joystick or a chording keyboard


Package Version Architecture Repository
inputattach_1.4.3-1_i386.deb 1.4.3 i386 Debian Main
inputattach - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package inputattach_1.4.3-1_amd64.deb
Source Package joystick

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install inputattach deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install inputattach




2012-06-08 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (1:1.4.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Enable hardened build using debhelper 9.
* Standards-Version 3.9.3, no further change required.
2011-09-08 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (1:1.4.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
- Splits the udev rules for w8001 devices so that the correct baud
rate is used. Closes: #632961.
- Documents the conflict with xserver-xorg-input-wacom.
- Creates /var/lib/joystick/ if necessary. Closes: #632623.
- inputattach avoids resetting the line discipline if the device is
already in use. Closes: #630173.
* Remove braces in joystick.install and joystick.manpages.
2011-06-25 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (1:1.4.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
- Handles other retry errors correctly (thanks to Alexander Clouter
for the patch). Closes: #631608.
2011-06-20 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (1:1.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Upstream release.
* Correct the udev rule in inputattach's README.Debian (thanks to Raoul
Bönisch). Closes: #628369.
* Provide default udev rules for Wacom W8001 devices (thanks to
Alexander Clouter, Brian Murray and Kees Cook).
* Add upstream homepage.
* Standards-Version 3.9.2, no change required.
2011-04-04 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (1:1.4~rc1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version:
- Builds with --as-needed. Closes: #607009.
- inputattach supports W8001. Closes: #616443.
- inputattach supports Zhen-Hua. LP: #648945.
* Drop all patches, merged upstream. Drop README.source explaining quilt
usage, and --with-quilt directive to sh.
* Drop manpages, merged upstream.
* Drop store/restore tools, merged upstream.
* Rework udev rules:
- provide agents to delay invoking inputattach or jscal-restore until
they become available;
- drop jskeepalive and use sleep instead to stop Acrux devices from
going into a coma (as suggested by Oliver Neukum), for kernels prior
to 2.6.39;
- only apply the udev rules when adding devices (as suggested by
Roberto Neri).
* Standards-Version 3.9.1, no change required.
* No longer ship evtest, its source is maintained separately (and will
be removed from future upstream versions of joystick).
2010-07-11 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (20051019-12) unstable; urgency=low
* Use the correct maximum number of axes. LP: #595767.
* Small fixes to the manpages.
* Correct all remaining ioctl() checks. Closes: #587439.
* Explain the purpose of calibration and how to determine whether a
joystick is calibrated. LP: #497835.
* Standards-Version 3.9.0: use Breaks rather than Conflits, and
incidentally move the Breaks on dvb-utils to evtest where it really
2010-05-16 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (20051019-11) unstable; urgency=low
* evtest: flush standard output, thanks Florian Fainelli! Closes:
2010-04-07 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (20051019-10) unstable; urgency=low
[ Stephen Kitt ]
* Switch to 3.0 (quilt) format.
* Fix SDL-related warnings.
* Remove fix for broken initscript in -7 (which never made it to
* Prevent Acrux gamepads from disappearing after the inital device setup
(LP: #448446).
* Handle calibration using udev rather than an initscript. Closes:
* Standards-Version 3.8.4, no change required.
[ Dmitrijs Ledkovs ]
* Simplified debian/rules; fixes FTBS with parallel make. Closes:

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