hi HappyTux things have move on again but the pad still dead but the emu10k1-gp is in the lsmod. i put :
# Added by me for Sidewinder Joystick
alias char-major-13 sidewinder
pre-install sidewinder modprobe joydev ; modprobe emu10k1-gp
in /etc/modules.conf before i put them in /etc/modules which must have been wrong. i have put:
# Added by me for joystick
from lsmod the emu10k1-gp is there :
sidewinder 9816 0 (unused)
emu10k1-gp 2184 0 (unused)
joydev 7040 1
input 5664 0 [analog sidewinder joydev]
gameport 3316 0 [analog sidewinder emu10k1-gp]
i have cd /dev and then ls the dir to see if the js0 is there and it is.
when i come to the use jstest /dev/js0 command as root the return is below and i do not know if its wrong but there seems to be a lot of offs:
[root@hello dev]# jstest /dev/js0
Joystick (Microsoft SideWinder GamePad) has 2 axes and 10 buttons. Driver version is 2.1.0.
Testing ... (interrupt to exit)
Axes: 0: 0 1: 0 Buttons: 0
things are nearly there.