Finally it is here! My new and shiny gaming mouse is everything I ever hoped for…except if I try using it under Linux. Somehow it gets “stuck” in the first window, and I can’t use it without restarting X. At the moment of writing this post, there is still no official patch, even though the mouse has been out for more than half an year.
Anyway, to get it to play nice under Linux, all you have to do is to add this section to you xorg.conf file. You can do it by typing this in a terminal: sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf, and then pasting the following block of text at the bottom of the file.
Section "InputClass" Identifier "Mouse Remap" MatchProduct "Saitek Cyborg R.A.T.7 Mouse" MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*" Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 2 9 10 11 12 0 0 0" EndSection
Until an official patch is released, this hack should get your Cyborg RAT 7 to work under Linux.