[PD] [hid/hidio] (Debian 9.5) - How to find out the device numbers?

Ingo ingo at miamiwave.com
Wed Oct 9 02:57:45 CEST 2019

I'm on Debian 9.5 32-Bit. Will this [hidio] version work with 32bit?

Anyway, I think I am fine now.
I found a list in /var/log/kern.log that lists the devices including the input 
number that is used by [hid].

With a combination of dmesg | grep "devicename" followed by [drip] and 
[stripfilename] I can reliably retrieve the input number that is used by 

I'll see if [hidio] will work on 32bit.

Thanks everybody!
I appreciate your effort!


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[PD] [hid] (Debian 9.5) - How to find out the device numbers?
"Ingo" <ingo at miamiwave.com>
08/10/2019 à 13:33

I need to connect a mouse with varying hardware.
However, "open by device type" does not work.
"Open by vendor / product ID" does not seem to work either.

With the Linux64 hidio external, the message "open by vendor /product id" 
works on my system.
example : [open 0x04f3 0x0224, 1(
Does anybody know how to list the Device Numbers without opening the
In my modified version of hidio (see 
I changed the code inside void hidio_devices(t_hidio *x) so that when you send 
the message [devices( , you get the devices list on the second outlet of 
This has to be implemented in the hidio_darwin.c file  so that it will be 
consistent between 2 OSs

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