If you are geek your mouth should be watering by now. I will like to thank Oscar Lindberg and his cool Linux friend for this code! I was trying to get multiple-mice movement data. This is the code that got me started. Once I beautify my multiple-mouse code I will be posting it here as well. Without further ado :
mouse = file('/dev/input/mouse0') while True: status, dx, dy = tuple(ord(c) for c in mouse.read(3)) def to_signed(n): return n - ((0x80 & n) << 1) dx = to_signed(dx) dy = to_signed(dy) print "%#02x %d %d" % (status, dx, dy)
I hope this just made your day!
hint for python3 people coming back to this, change the file line to
mouse = open(‘/dev/input/mouse3’, ‘rb’) and the tuple line to status, dx, dy = tuple(c for c in mouse.read(3))
Thank you Tech2077!