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Not sure what you mean here?

<Do you not have root access at all as an admin?

No garbage when running the 2 commands.
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Hi drew77...


I have run Linux Mint 19 up on my MacBook Pro to get to the devices.
All from memory from years ago, I am surprised they still work.

As I have previously said to access a HW device you have to run as root.
I also said one of the events do it.
And also I have said it passes binary garbage.

I have sent a screen shot showing MY 'event7' the EXTERNAL mouse and 'event14' the trackpad.

These events are multiplexed mouse and trackpad events and show ANYTHING that either does.

Yours may not be the same event numbers but try mine first and then go through them one by one. As you are reading them and NOT attempting to write then it is relatively safe to do so.

EDIT:
By root access I mean open up a root terminal, set up as such, directly from an admin account?
ISTR that many years ago one could, but of that I am probably wrong these days.
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