Corsair Gaming VOID USB RGB + Linux = Fun

Corsair Gaming VOID USB RGB + Linux = Fun

My old and trusty headset the Corsair Vengeance 1500 certainly started to degrade slowly, the foam between the headset and the head started to fall apart. It has served me well since 2011 almost five years. Quite a lot for a headset if you ask me.
Corsair has always made good quality components so I thought I’d give the Corsair Gaming VOID USB RGB a shoot, a bit blinky and flashy but nothing that can’t be turned off. I wen’t out and bought one today, connected it tried the different features it had when I certainly noticed my mouse started to become unresponsive.
While I was doing some troubleshooting in the console I clicked the mute button on the headset and noticed it pasted what I had in my buffer into the console. Hmm…. Well looking at old bug reports it seemed like others had suffered from this as well. There is a work around, but you’ll unfortunately loose some functionality from the headset like turning the volume up and down, but the mute function is still working so it’s nothing that will bug me really.

The fix for me was to run:
Get the USB ID of the mouse and add it to xorg.conf:
sudo vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf
in my case it looks like this:
Section "InputClass"
Identifier "Corsair"
MatchUSBID "1b1c:1b2a"
Option "StartKeysEnabled" "False"
Option "StartMouseEnabled" "False"

And reboot the system.

Hope this will help others.

Thanks to tux_peng in the comments below for the correction.

Option “Ignore” “on”

Option “StartKeysEnabled” “False”
Option “StartMouseEnabled” “False”