Serial Mouse in Fedora

Bruno Wolff III bruno at
Sat Mar 5 16:29:07 UTC 2011

On Sat, Mar 05, 2011 at 08:28:29 -0800,
  Adam Williamson <awilliam at> wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-03-05 at 06:49 -0800, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R wrote:
> > How can I get Fedora to use a mouse connected to a
> > serial port (ttyS0)?  All the advice I can Google references
> > things that have disappeared from Fedora over the years.
> > 
> > The computers I am trying to get Fedora running on
> > do not have accessible USB ports and only one ps/2
> > connector.
> Can't you get little breakout connectors that let you connect a mouse
> and keyboard to one PS/2 port? I'm sure I've seen those somewhere.

I'd be surprised by that. Typically the PS/2 ports are specific to either
a mouse or keyboard and switching them doesn't work.

If you are thinking of KVM switches, those have two PS/2 connectors and
a VGA connector for each computer you want to connect to.

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