Mapping XInput devices to /dev node

Peter Hutterer mailinglists at
Tue Jul 17 07:11:05 PDT 2007

Nicolas Trangez wrote:
> if I got a list of XDeviceInfo structures (which include a device ID),
> is it somehow possible to figure out the device file
> (/dev/input/eventX, /dev/input/mouseY, whatever) behind this device? 

Nope. Not even the server stores this information. It is only used by 
the driver and while it can be stored in various private fields, there's 
no client access to it.


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