Thread: Getting mouse position.

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    Getting mouse position.

    I'm porting a library from Windows to Linux. On Windows, I can use GetCursorPos() and SetCursorPos() to get and set the cursor position.

    Is there any equivalent on Linux? Preferably, i'm looking for a standard-ish function that would work on multiple desktop environments, without dependance on a library like GTK or Qt.
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    you might try reading the documentation for the x server itself. both xfree86 and xorg [ same software, just a name change ] have non widgetset based tools for this.

    you can get cursor position, window position, display resolution information from the xserver. may be a good starting place for reading the documentation.
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    If the average user can put a CD in and boot the system and follow the prompts, he can install and use Linux. If he can't do that simple task, he doesn't need to be around technology.

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