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Old 08-28-2004, 02:01 PM   #1
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Logitech WingMan RumblePad on Mandrake

hi all

I am trying to install / configure my Logitech WingMan RumblePad in Mandrake 10. Are there any how-tos on this topic... from my search i found that documentation is not adequate especially for Logitech... Mandrake hardware database doesnt mention Logitech gaming peripherals..

anyway i did find this but i dont really understand what i have to do... especially the kernel configuration, rebuild and installation

USB Joystick and Gamepad support

In the kernel configuration stage, you need to turn on USB Human Interface Device (HID) support in USB support and Joystick support in Input core support. Perform the normal kernel rebuild and installation steps. If you are installing as modules, you need to load the hid.o, input.o and joydev.o modules. You need to set up a device node entry for the joystick. It is customary to create the entries for USB device in the /dev/input/ directory. You can use the following commands to create four device nodes, although there is no reason why you can not use more:
mknod /dev/input/js0 c 13 0 
mknod /dev/input/js1 c 13 1 
mknod /dev/input/js2 c 13 2 
mknod /dev/input/js3 c 13 3
If you plug in a gamepad or joystick and cat /dev/input/js0 you should see some bizarre looking characters as you move the stick or click any of the buttons. You should now be able to use the USB joystick or gamepad with any of the normal games or other joystick compatible applications.
another one i found here ... the 2nd post by footfrisbee...

i have installed joystick-1.2.15-3mdk, libjsw1-calibrator-1.5.2-4mdk.i586.rpm and libjsw1-1.5.2-4mdk.i586.rpm packages... its the kernel stuff i dont understand... and i dont want to mess things up now... put so much work into setting up just right... besides most of the documentation i found was for older kernels ie 2.2 and 2.4 ... i am using 2.6.3-7mdk

can somebody who understands this please explain to me what exactly i have to do?? i am still a newbie so please bear with me (read as... dont expect me to know obvious stuff )



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