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I'm trying to play Frets on Fire using my PS3 Guitar Hero III controller. It works right away, but it's also controlling the cursor as if it's a mouse. I'd like to play the game windowed, but that's impossible because the controller would move the cursor and unfocus the game window.

One idea I had is to direct the input to one application only, so only the game window will accept input from the guitar. I could not find such an option so far. But I'm not very familiar with Xorg, so I might have missed something.

If there's such an option, or if someone comes up with a better idea, it would be of great help to me.

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You need to add an InputDevice section to your Xorg configuration that sets the SendCoreEvents option for the device to false. See the xorg.conf(5) man page for more details.

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Ended up using InputClass, because I can't understand how to assign an InpuDevice to a specific device, and the Floating option, since SendCoreEvents is deprecated in the Xorg version I'm using. It worked. Thank you for the pointers! –  tsaxi Aug 26 '11 at 7:21

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