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.


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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