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Old 02-14-2013, 11:38 AM   #1
bennypr0fane
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Saitek P480 Rumble Pad controls


Hello,
I'm trying to use this gamepad to play "Psychonauts" from GOG.com through Wine. The game runs without any issues using keyboard and mouse, except that I get carpal tunnel syndrome.
The Saitek wasn't recognized by Lubuntu 12.04 at first, but installing
xserver-xorg-input-joystick
fixed that.
The problem is that one of the analog joysticks performs 2 actions at once - it moves the character *and* changes camera position, but only in the vertical axis - left/right movement leaves the camera alone.
So whenever I move forward, I get a frog view of the character, when moving backwards, bird view.
Enabling/disabling the in-game "smart camera" option doesn't change anything.
The other joystick changes camera position only.
I can use the d-pad for moving only, without the camera movement, but I want to reserve the d-pad buttons for ohter actions, so I can actually control all in-game action from the Saitek. Rightz Now I can't map the the d-pad to any other actions, pressing it reveals and moves the mouse pointer.
After I added xserver-xorg-input-kbd, the keys were mapped differently to the Saitek, but the joystick issue remained.

http://pastie.org/6163250

So this looks like the wrong driver is loaded: Lubuntu thinks this is the "Jess Tech Dual Analog Rumble Pad" (and low-speed usb).
It appears that model has some sort of z-axis on the same joystick (I found out trying to calibrate it in gtk-jscal), which my Saitek then just adds to the y-axis.


Code:
failed to execute '/lib/udev/mtp-probe' 'mtp-probe /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/usb4/4-3 4 4': No such file or directory
Maybe if this action succeded, I would get it right?
I don't know what it means precisely, and how I might try to fix it. Any ideas?
I have managed to play the game once without this issue, so at one point there must have been a fitting driver loaded.
 
Old 12-21-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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how to load different drivers?

Well I have the same problem again (except that now I'm on Lubuntu 13.04). This is a bit stupid because I found some way to make it work back then, and I can't remember what it was. Now I bought another game and wanted to use the gamepad again, and I'm back at square one.
I guess the question is basically, how can I get another driver to load that will control this gamepad correctly? It's not like it's got any kind of unusual buttons and features, very run-of-the-mill...
 
  


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