mouse header for C

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    Question mouse header for C

    platform: linux 2.6.x
    distro: debian
    language: C

    I'm trying to send a signal to my usb mouse. I don't want it to move, return coordinates to the screen, nothing of the sort. Let's say...I just want to send it a "wake up" signal so my screensaver doesn't kick in. (I know I know...there are many other ways to do it and tools to perform the job....perhaps by even tweaking the proper module in the kernel itself.)

    But just out of curiosity...Is there a "mouse header" somewhere if I wanted to achieve above programmatically?

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    Quote Originally Posted by el_chupacabra View Post
    platform: linux 2.6.x
    I just want to send it a "wake up" signal so my screensaver doesn't kick in. (I know I know...there are many other ways to do it and tools to perform the job....perhaps by even tweaking the proper module in the kernel itself.)

    But just out of curiosity...Is there a "mouse header" somewhere if I wanted to achieve above programmatically?
    Hardware is the realm of "kernel space", which I guarantee you do not want to mess with that just to wake your mouse up so that you can prevent the screensaver from happening!

    Why don't you just change the screensaver settings -- like to "off", since there is they serve no purpose if you are using an LCD monitor. I haven't used a screensaver in years...
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    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
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    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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