Sunday, December 28, 2008

3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator workaround for HAL

If you are using the latest Ubuntu you might have your SpaceNavigator work as mouse and be unable to be used properly by other applications due to the new hotplug handling, that is still rather broken for anything that isn't a mouse or keyboard, to fix this you can add the following lines to /etc/hal/fdi/policy/preferences.fdi:

<match key="input.product" string="3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator">
<remove key="input.x11_driver" />

After that Xorg will no longer touch the SpaceNavigator when it gets plugged in.

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