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Old 08-18-2010, 09:54 AM   #1
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Game controller/joystick won't populate in /dev


I have an EMS Dual-Shooter PS2 -> USB converter, with a regular playstation 2 controller attached.

There is no js* device listed in either /dev or /dev/input when I plug the controller in.

I'm running Slackware64 13.0, kernel 2.6.29.6. I also have the joystick driver here installed.

I have the joydev module inserted and running:
Code:
bash-3.1# lsmod|grep joy
joydev                 11968  0
this is the relevent section of lsusb -v:
Code:
Bus 007 Device 005: ID 0b43:0003 Play.com, Inc. PS2 Controller Converter
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               1.00
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass         0 
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  bMaxPacketSize0         8
  idVendor           0x0b43 Play.com, Inc.
  idProduct          0x0003 PS2 Controller Converter
  bcdDevice           19.12
  iManufacturer           1 
  iProduct                2 
  iSerial                 0 
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength           34
    bNumInterfaces          1
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          2 
    bmAttributes         0x80
      (Bus Powered)
    MaxPower              100mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           1
      bInterfaceClass         3 Human Interface Device
      bInterfaceSubClass      0 No Subclass
      bInterfaceProtocol      0 None
      iInterface              2 
      ** UNRECOGNIZED:  09 21 00 01 00 01 22 8e 00
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes            3
          Transfer Type            Interrupt
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0008  1x 8 bytes
        bInterval               8
cannot read device status, Protocol error (71)
dmesg reports this when I plug in the device:
Code:
usb 7-2: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 5
usb 7-2: string descriptor 0 read error: -32
usb 7-2: string descriptor 0 read error: -32
usb 7-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0b43, idProduct=0003
usb 7-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 7-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
usb 7-2: string descriptor 0 read error: -32
usb 7-2: string descriptor 0 read error: -32
generic-usb: probe of 0003:0B43:0003.0003 failed with error -71
edit: I have also tried doing "mknod input/js0 c 13 0" in /dev, but then "cat /dev/input/js0" returns "cat: /dev/input/js0: No such device". I have also inserted the "analog" module along with joydev.

Last edited by zuzoa; 08-18-2010 at 11:03 AM.
 
Old 08-18-2010, 02:23 PM   #2
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Have you tried the stuff here?
http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/x194.html

It does mention a kernel rebuild, you may want to check if your kernel is up to it.
 
Old 08-19-2010, 05:58 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply. Yes, I've tried the things mentioned in that guide. I'm pretty sure my kernel already supports the joystick functions that I need though, so I don't think a kernel rebuild is necessary.
 
Old 08-20-2010, 02:59 AM   #4
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No /dev/input/js* device means no go. Try

cd /dev/input
sudo mknod js0 c 13 0

but the lasting cure is a udev rule, in wherever your system has a udev/rules.d directory.
 
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