Re: [PATCH] Change behaviour of psmouse-base.c under error conditions.
From: Dmitry Torokhov
Date: Mon Sep 05 2005 - 19:24:12 EST
On Monday 05 September 2005 16:55, Vojtech Pavlik wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 05, 2005 at 04:12:13PM -0500, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> > On Monday 05 September 2005 15:58, Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
> > >
> > > However, the KVM in question invariably ends up sending a packet like this
> > >
> > > packet= 0x0 0xff 0x2 0x8
> > >
> > > Which is completely invalid for PS/2 and IMPS/2, the specification of
> > > PS/2 defines bit 4 in byte 0 as always being 1.
> Just for the record: Bit 4 was supposed to indicate an external (=1)
> mouse, while internal mice would have a '0' there. This then would allow
> to differentiate between two devices on the same bus.
> I've even seen that in action on one very old laptop.
> Of course, extended protocols break that completely.
IBM Trackpoint controllers can force that bit to 1 for internal device
and to 0 for external. If we ever implement pass-through port for
trackpoints we might use it do demultiplex data streams.
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