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Old 02-29-2004, 04:04 PM   #1
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Question Madcatz Panter XL joystick and Slackware 9.1


ok....

i have installed Slackware 9.1. It is up and i was even able to get the video, sound, my scroll wheel, my Epson CX5400 printer to work....

i was even successful in getting SAMBA and WINEX properly configured and working.

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....

after all my efforts and many many hours i run into the same wall....so i thought i would post the question...

thanks for your time....

dig
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Old 04-22-2004, 12:57 PM   #2
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could you tell me what you did to get the cx5400 to work?

which driver and such?
 
Old 04-23-2004, 01:40 AM   #3
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Re: Madcatz Panter XL joystick and Slackware 9.1

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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.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 04:39 AM   #4
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well...i came across this post and noticed i had not replied to it with a fix...

and no...the panther XL is not a USB joystick....

SOLUTION.---->
to get it to work i put a line /etc/rc.d/rc.local
'/sbin/modprobe a3d'

and then in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules i uncommented these lines...
# Joystick input:
/sbin/modprobe joydev

and

# Sound Blaster Live support:
/sbin/modprobe emu10k1

reboot....and viola!!...it works....


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and dug

and as always......
 
  


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