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DualShock 4 controller controlling mouse


#1

Hello! So this is my first real time using Linux in any form, and so far, I’ve been loving every minute of it. One issue I’ve had though is my PS4 DualShock 4 controller controls my mouse. So, when I try playing Rocket League I can navigate up and down just fine, but as soon as I hit “X” my mouse cursor appears and it acts like I just left the game window. Is there a way to disable the controller taking over mouse control? Thanks!


#2

This is weird issue.
You can try editing /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-joystick.conf with root rights and adding the options
Option "StartKeysEnabled" "False"
Option "StartMouseEnabled" "False"

so it looks like this:

Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "joystick catchall"
    MatchIsJoystick "on"
    MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
    Driver "joystick"
    Option "StartKeysEnabled" "False"
    Option "StartMouseEnabled" "False"
EndSection

After changing this please restart and try again.


#3

Seems to have worked just fine :slight_smile: thanks! While I’m here though… how do I go about updating my graphics drivers? I’m using an AMD RX 580. I keep noticing strange colors flashing onto the screen in certain games. The latest being (go figure) Rocket League.


#4

Glad that it works for you.

The GPU question is mostly something for a new thread.
Anyway. The driver is provided by the kernel + mesa + xorg combination that we ship.
So there is no way to upgrade your driver for now as no newer kernel is available for Debian.


#5

Ya I thought about that after I posted it… but thank you. And I see. Welp, thanks anyway :slight_smile: