Bug 201571 - hid-steam makes some Steam games fail
Summary: hid-steam makes some Steam games fail
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Drivers
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Input Devices (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: P1 normal
Assignee: drivers_input-devices
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-10-30 19:43 UTC by Rodrigo Rivas Costa
Modified: 2018-10-30 19:43 UTC (History)
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Kernel Version: 4.18
Tree: Mainline
Regression: No


Description Rodrigo Rivas Costa 2018-10-30 19:43:34 UTC

This bug [1] in the Valve github tracker seems to be caused by the hid-steam driver, written by me, introduced in 4.18.

With this driver there is a new input device, which is disabled when the Steam client is running. That is usually harmless, but some games go nuts with that extra device.

I have written a patch, that instead of disabling the device, removes it when Steam is running, and recreates it when Steam is closed.

I have submitted it to LKML a few days ago [2], but it looks like it went through the cracks... It would be great is someone could check it.


[1]: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/5645
[2]: https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/10/14/502

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