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I have a gamepad that works fine in Ubuntu (from a technical point-of-view), but the slider on the gamepad is malfunctioning. I would like to simply disable the slider globally so that all applications don't see that the slider exists.

Is there a configuration file or something I can edit to do this?

Edit: any advice, clues, or pointers in the right direction would be appreciated... (Such as explaining how Ubuntu manages gamepad configurations.)

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What kind of gamepad? – dkuntz2 Dec 9 '10 at 2:39
@DKuntz2: It's a USB gamepad (9 buttons, 1 digital axis, 2 analog axes, and one annoying slider). – Nathan Osman Dec 9 '10 at 2:42
That's really descriptive. What kind, brand, model, what say you. Yes, all those trivial things are important here, USB means nothing, I don't know of any gaming devices that aren't usb besides old keyboards and mouses. – dkuntz2 Dec 9 '10 at 2:44
@DKuntz2: Sorry, it's a Logitech WingMan with RumblePad. – Nathan Osman Dec 9 '10 at 3:21
I found some basic information on it - – dkuntz2 Dec 9 '10 at 3:44
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The best way to configure your gamepad is to use jscalibrator which should allow you to set what ever configuration you like for any gamepad or joystick:

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