Blacklisting an Input Device

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Wed Dec 29 00:51:52 PST 2010

On Wed, 29 Dec 2010 01:54:45 -0600, "Gabriel M. Beddingfield" <gabrbedd at> wrote:
> When I attach a Hercules DJ Console[1] 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 "").

The "official" solution is to use 
   Option "Ignore" "on"


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