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Originally posted by derfaust
Now for days and days i have been trying to get my Madcatz Panther XL joystick installed.... i have searched and searched.....found several things....but no success in getting the Panther XL to work..
i was able to get the jstest, jscal, and jsattach comands installed....i have tried modprobes, insmods, editing the rc.modules(and then restarting it), editing the XF86Config....etc...
i have the 2.4.22 kernel...dmesg sees my game port....i have sound...a cat of /dev/js0 says no such device.....i have run xconfig to look at my kernel and it says joystick support is enabled....
Is that a USB joystick? Probably so, since they all seem to be USB these days. If it is, naturally you'll have to have the kernal usb drivers installed. I just installed a Saitek ST90 USB Stick joystick, which, as best I can tell, uses modules evdev, joydev, uhci_hcd (using kernel version 2.6.3). I also removed /dev/js0 and replaced it with a soft link to /dev/input/js0. It seems to be working. I used jstest and it shows appropriate activity for 3 axes and 3 buttons. (The test program says there are 4 buttons, but I see only 3.)
I also tried the setup test that is part of the Allegro library, with similar results. So far, I haven't found a Linux game that will use the joystick, though.