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

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename inputattach_1.4.9-1_amd64.deb
Package name inputattach
Package version 1.4.9
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category utils
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 20.24 KB
Installed size 60.00 KB
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_1.4.9-1_i386.deb 1.4.9 i386 Ubuntu Main
inputattach - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libsystemd0 -


Type URL
Binary Package inputattach_1.4.9-1_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




2016-01-09 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (1:1.4.9-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Install Denilson Figueiredo de Sá's blacklist. Closes: #714399.
* Assume /usr is mounted before the udev rules are invoked, which allows
the udev helper scripts to be removed and thus
/lib/udev/hotplug.functions to no longer be required.
Closes: #810115.
* Drop joystick preinst and postinst, they were only needed for
upgrades to Squeeze.
* Drop the workaround for Acrux gamepads, they've been supported by
the kernel since 2.6.39.
* Rename inputattach.sleep.d 40inputattach so it can be installed via
* Clean up the .install and .manpages catalogs.
* Build with systemd support.
2015-09-26 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (1:1.4.8-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add pm-utils script to re-start inputattach after waking from
suspend. Closes: #799729. Thanks to John Morris for the fix!
* Rewrite debian/copyright in DEP5 format.
* Standards-Version 3.9.6, no change required.
2015-04-26 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (1:1.4.8-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Export upstream signing key using export-minimal.
* Install js-set-enum-leds.
2014-07-12 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (1:1.4.7-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Change the architecture to "linux-any" since both packages are
* Add upstream signing key.
2014-01-08 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (1:1.4.7-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release:
- Fix Spaceball 4000FLX initialization with newer firmware.
Closes: #298494. Thanks Andrew Basterfield!
* Standards-Version 3.9.5, no change required.
* Add VCS URIs.
2013-05-06 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (1:1.4.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
- Disable CRTSCTS on ELO touchscreens. Closes: #699030. Thanks Thierry
- Handle long device names correctly. Closes: #706744. Thanks Ralf
* Drop hardening.patch, merged upstream.
* Standards-Version 3.9.4, no change required.
* Switch to my Debian address.
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.

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