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I have a very old RS232 serial tablet (an AceCad III). It does work in Ubuntu, because I've been able to get it to work by disabling hotplug in the X server, but I'd rather leave input device hotplug enabled.

It seems like an InputClass section is what I want. My question is, how do I get the X server to recognize my serial device (it obviously can't autodetect it)? I tried inputattach --dump /dev/ttyS0 but X didn't seem to pick it up (nothing in the log files).

For reference, here's the InputClass section I'm using:

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier  "AceCatIII"
        Driver      "mouse"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/ttyS0"
        Option      "Protocol" "AceCad"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
EndSection

I'm on a fresh install of 11.10.

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This question appears to be abandoned and unanswered, could you perhaps add more detail to your question? If this question no longer applies then you can either delete it or answer it yourself if you've solved the problem. Thanks! –  Marco Ceppi Mar 5 '12 at 18:00
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closed as too localized by Marco Ceppi Mar 5 '12 at 18:00

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