Blacklisting an Input Device
Gabriel M. Beddingfield
gabrbedd at gmail.com
Tue Dec 28 23:54:45 PST 2010
When I attach a Hercules DJ Console using Xorg 1.9.0, the
MIDI event device gets configured as a mouse in the X
Server. The result is that the mouse stays pegged at (0,0)
and is unusable. I've found 2 or 3 solutions, and would
like to know which is "correct":
1. Create a file in xorg.conf.d that maps the
device (MatchProduct "Hercules DJ") to an
empty driver (Driver "").
2. Patch xf86-input-evdev to ignore devices that
don't have any buttons. (Currently, if it
has axes OR buttons, it'll default to a mouse.
The Hercules reports axes, but no buttons.)
3. Or should I fix something in the kernel driver?
Thanks in advance,
p.s. Please keep me on the CC, since I'm not subscribed to
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