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Comment: Re:Why use a mouse at all? (Score 2) 100

by jnik (#49257573) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Mouse/Pointer For a Person With Poor Motor Control
Any platform requirements would have been useful in the original question. On Linux, USB gamepads can make xinput events. I only ever cared about it for the sake of disabling it, but the discussion in this Ubuntu bug may help get started on the right track. Basically you'll need xserver-xorg-input-joystick installed and may need to do some xinput set-props work (see starting around comment 24 there.)

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