LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-15-2005, 07:48 AM   #1
Cornholio
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Alemania
Distribution: Slackware 10.0
Posts: 115

Rep: Reputation: 15
General question about joysticks


Hi there!

It's been a long time, since I used a joysick. I think it was the gravis gamepad, in th 90th.. :-)

I took a look at to store last week and most joysticks are programmable now. How is that with Linux? (I mean only USB)

Is it ok to buy a programmable joystick or does that cause problems mostly?

Is there anything else I should have a look for about a joystick I wanna buy? Do special things go wrong in general?

Thanks, Sascha
 
Old 03-15-2005, 08:29 PM   #2
liquidtenmilion
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: South Carolina
Distribution: Slackware 11.0
Posts: 606

Rep: Reputation: 31
You will be able to use the joystick normally, however the programmable buttons will not work. This is because in windows it simply runs a program in the background, and then maps the programmable buttons to a keypress on the keyboard.

you could make it so if you press 1 on the joystick, that it would equal a on the keyboard, meaning that you would be able to use a joystick in games that don't officially support them.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 03:18 AM   #3
Cornholio
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Alemania
Distribution: Slackware 10.0
Posts: 115

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Hi and thanks!

And how easy is that? I mean is it worth the work or is the work usually enormous? Does it cause a lot of problem?

And, is every button on a programmable joystick not working from the beginning or are some (maybe 4?) buttons working a normal joystick buttons?

Greeings, Sascha
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
xmame and two USB Joysticks lucat Linux - Games 2 03-19-2005 06:37 AM
Force feedback joysticks cjp Programming 1 10-25-2004 03:06 PM
USB Joysticks in Gentoo Bigun Linux - Software 15 09-26-2003 11:54 AM
Game Joysticks Stephanie Linux - General 4 05-31-2003 07:47 PM
joysticks acid_kewpie Linux - Hardware 3 05-04-2002 08:44 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:38 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration