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A4TECH and some Logitech devices are detected as the gamepads
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On most of the Linux distributions A4Tech and some Logitech mice are recognised as the gamepads. Because of this every game with controller support thinks that the mouse is the gamepad which is for some reason moving left or down forever so it is impossible to select anything in the menus.

The workaround for A4TECH is actually pretty simple: you should add this rule to /etc/udev/rules.d to automatically remove the driver on start:

SUBSYSTEM=="input", ATTRS{name}=="*A4TECH*", ATTRS{phys}=="*/input0", RUN+="/usr/bin/rm /dev/input/%k"

I think it may be problematic for Logitech since they also make the gamepads. Still, it would be nice to just get rid of the problem to never think about it ever again.

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JoshStrobl moved this task from Backlog to Input on the Hardware board.Oct 26 2017, 2:45 AM

Is this still an issue?

DataDrake triaged this task as Needs More Info priority.Aug 26 2018, 7:18 PM
DataDrake closed this task as Invalid.Oct 16 2018, 6:47 PM

Closing due to lack of response in over 30 days.