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Old 08-02-2004, 02:04 PM   #1
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USB Gamepad


Hey-
i have a Nyko AIRFLO usb game controller. Suse 9.1 Pro recognizes it, at least in theory. However, if i go to "Joystick" in YAST to set it up, i can't because it doesnt hook into the sound card, its a USB...

how do i properly configure a USB controller in Linux?

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Old 08-03-2004, 03:51 PM   #2
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Old 08-04-2004, 05:26 PM   #3
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Old 08-04-2004, 08:03 PM   #4
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USB should already be running. Print the output of lsmod.
 
Old 08-06-2004, 01:10 PM   #5
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USB is working. THe controller actually works, tested it in SNES9X. Problem is, it seems the digital pad isnt working, only the analog stick. I cant get into any type of joystick configuration to troubleshoot any further.. Any ideas?
 
Old 08-06-2004, 01:21 PM   #6
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USB is working. THe controller actually works, tested it in SNES9X. Problem is, it seems the digital pad isnt working, only the analog stick. I cant get into any type of joystick configuration to troubleshoot any further.. Any ideas?
The pad does work, it's just that the D-pad is set as the 5th and 6th axis and some programs don't check that far. For example, I know zsnes doesn't, but xmame does. This is also a problem with some arcade machine emulators under windows.

What I do if I want to reassure myself that my gamepad works is running a program called jstest on the device file representing you pad and then pushing the buttons and moving the sticks and d pad. Any changes in the output will say if it's working properly.

One workaround is to use a utility that maps keyboard presses to whatever on your pad and then configure whatever program to use the keyboard. The one I use that works pretty well is qjoypad.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 08:32 PM   #7
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thanks. I ran jstest, and it definitely works..
Question - other than killing the console window i ran jstest in, how do i terminate the application?

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-myk
 
  


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