Comment 78 for bug 274203

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Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

Loïc: no need to provide the lshal information anymore, the fdi file in -joystick won't be updated, and for Jaunty there is no need to list every model there is to use the driver, since hopefully by then the kernel/hal will know when the input device is a joystick (not true atm).

If you use the AutoAddDevices -trick, you'll also disable input-hotplug completely (for mice & keyboards etc). That is not recommended. Like I said, just put a file like this in /etc/hal/fdi/policy and you should be able to use the joystick in games like before:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
    <match key="info.product" contains="PRODUCT ID OF YOUR JOYSTICK">
      <merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string"></merge>

and replace the PRODUCT.. stuff with the name of the device, use lshal or lsinput to find it out. Note that the x11_driver is empty. It means that evdev (or any other driver for that matter) will not use the device.