Need assistance installing MS Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro in Debian/KDE
Running Debian testing on 126.96.36.199 kernel, with KDE.
I am trying to install a Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro joystick. I understand that this is a supported device, albeit not with force feedback implemented. This is not a USB device. My computer has no built-in gameport, so I am attempting to use the port provided on a SB Live! card (PCI).
Via KPackage, I have installed the joystick package, and have also used modconf (su as root from a Konsole window) to install SBLive! gameport and Sidewinder support modules.
The bootup logs indicate (output from joystick package?) that devices exist, but when using the KDE control panel (peripherals --> joystick), I am unable to access any device. The error message is as follows:
No joystick device automatically found on this computer.
Checks were done in /dev/js[0-4] and /dev/input/js[0-4]
If you know that there is one attached, please enter the correct device file.
A quick search in these directories confirms the existence of /dev/js[0-3] and /dev/input/js[0-3], all of which are zero byte files.
I am unsure of how to proceed. Is there a necessary module that I may be missing?
Just in case anyone else has the same problem, this issue has been resolved in the latest Debian "sid" updates, presumably by an update to the "discover" module.
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