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xsetmode(1)						      General Commands Manual						       xsetmode(1)

NAME
xsetmode - set the mode for an X Input device SYNOPSIS
xsetmode device-name ABSOLUTE | RELATIVE DESCRIPTION
Xsetmode sets the mode of an XInput device to either absolute or relative. This isn't appropriate for all device types. AUTHOR
Frederic Lepied X Version 11 xsetmode 1.0.0 xsetmode(1)

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XSETDEVICEMODE(3)														 XSETDEVICEMODE(3)

NAME
XSetDeviceMode - change the mode of a device SYNOPSIS
#include <X11/extensions/XInput.h> XSetDeviceMode( Display *display, XDevice *device, int mode); display Specifies the connection to the X server. device Specifies the device whose mode is to be changed. mode Specifies the mode.You can pass Absolute,or Relative. DESCRIPTION
The XSetDeviceMode request changes the mode of an input device that is capable of reporting either absolute positional information or relative motion information. Not all input devices are capable of reporting motion data, and not all are capable of changing modes from Absolute to Relative. XSetDeviceMode can generate a BadDevice or BadMode error. DIAGNOSTICS
BadDevice An invalid device was specified. The specified device does not exist or has not been opened by this client via XOpenInputDevice. This error may also occur if some other client has caused the specified device to become the X keyboard or X pointer device via the XChangeKeyboardDevice or XChangePointerDevice requests. BadMatch This error may occur if an XSetDeviceMode request is made specifying a device that has no valuators and reports no axes of motion. BadMode An invalid mode was specified. This error will also be returned if the specified device is not capable of supporting the XSetDeviceMode request. 05/15/2013 XSETDEVICEMODE(3)
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