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A4Tech Pinpoint (Optical Mouse, USB, Wireless, G9 Shuttle Series)

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A4Tech Pinpoint (Optical Mouse, USB, Wireless, G9 Shuttle Series)
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Updated: 09/11/2016 10:36

Review of Linux Compatibility

Several A4Tech wireless mice have the USB ID

Bus 005 Device 002: ID 09da:054f A4Tech Co., Ltd.

Although these devices are recognized by the Linux kernel:

usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
usbhid: USB HID core driver
input: A4TECH USB Device as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:10.0/usb5/5-1/5-1:1.0/0003:09DA:054F.0001/input/input2
hid-generic 0003:09DA:054F.0001: input,hiddev0,hidraw0: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [A4TECH USB Device] on usb-0000:00:10.0-1/input0
input: A4TECH USB Device as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:10.0/usb5/5-1/5-1:1.1/0003:09DA:054F.0002/input/input3
hid-generic 0003:09DA:054F.0002: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [A4TECH USB Device] on usb-0000:00:10.0-1/input1

they are incorrectly auto-configured by the Xorg graphical interface. A common problem is, that these devices are configured as a joystick, instead as a mice:

config/udev: Adding input device A4TECH USB Device (/dev/input/event1)
(**) A4TECH USB Device: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
(**) A4TECH USB Device: Applying InputClass "joystick catchall"
(**) A4TECH USB Device: Applying InputClass "system-keyboard"
(**) A4TECH USB Device: Applying InputClass "system-keyboard"
(**) A4TECH USB Device: Applying InputClass "Keyboard Defaults"
(II) LoadModule: "joystick"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/joystick_drv.so
(II) Module joystick: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.16.0, module version = 1.6.2
	Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 21.0
(II) Using input driver 'joystick' for 'A4TECH USB Device'
(**) A4TECH USB Device: always reports core events
(**) A4TECH USB Device (keys): Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
(**) A4TECH USB Device (keys): Applying InputClass "joystick catchall"
(**) A4TECH USB Device (keys): Applying InputClass "system-keyboard"
(**) A4TECH USB Device (keys): Applying InputClass "system-keyboard"
(**) A4TECH USB Device (keys): Applying InputClass "Keyboard Defaults"
(II) Using input driver 'joystick' for 'A4TECH USB Device (keys)'
(**) A4TECH USB Device (keys): always reports core events

In order to prevent the auto-configuration as a joystick an additional udev rule is necessary. A file /etc/udev/rules.d/52-a4tech.rules should be created with the following contents:

SUBSYSTEM=="input", ATTRS{name}=="*A4Tech*", ATTRS{phys}=="*/input1", RUN+="/usr/bin/rm /dev/input/%k"

Identified Hardware Configurations (3 Results)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
Distribution
Kernel
Rating
Scan Date
Pisi GNU/Linux 1.2 3.19.8 - 18/06/2016
Manjaro Linux 4.1.0-1-MANJARO - 08/06/2015
Debian GNU/Linux Kali Linux 1.0.9 3.14-kali1-amd64 - 05/02/2015

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