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Old 05-01-2003, 12:56 AM   #1
Paul Parr
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Question Is there a Gamepad Gui for Linux?


I have RH9 and under hardware devices it recognizes my Logitech Wingman Rumble Cordless USB gamepad. Which is so cool!

However, I can't find anywhere to actually setup or use the game pad in Linux....I read there is a command line for joystick but I can't find it either. I would love a Graphical frontend to test out my gamepad in Linux, does anyone know of one?
 
Old 05-01-2003, 12:57 AM   #2
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i have the same pad, it's really sweet eh?
get joy2key. its what you want
really sweet for using as a remote control (music dvds etc)
 
Old 05-02-2003, 11:21 AM   #3
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I think I'm gettting closer...

http://www.netidea.com/HOWTO/Hardware-HOWTO-23.html

http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~vojtech/joystick/

joy2key
kbstick
joyd
LDescent (with patches)
D1 X Project
SNES9x
VICE
X-Mame
XZX
DGen/SDL
TuxNES
BFRIS
Intelligent Tetris
XShipWars
CarWorld
Poti
JavaJoystick
Multiple Joystick test
Curses Joystick test
UNIX Joystick Driver wrapper library

Hardware documentation
Information on hardware programming the joysticks can be found at:


The driver source code ;-)
My own specs.txt notes
Joystick docs at Tomi Engdahl's electronics info page
Linux AGGPP Driver by Thomas Rolfes


http://www.mosaictechnologies.com/we...lications.html

kjoy

kcmjoy


Last edited by Paul Parr; 05-02-2003 at 11:33 AM.
 
Old 08-08-2003, 03:45 PM   #4
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Hey people, I just bought the same gamepad and received it yesterday. Im not currently running linux, but when i do its usually mandrake 9.1 with about 1.3Gb or additional packages installed from Contrib, PLF, and Tex. I was just wondering, as I'm thinking of putting it back on, how successful have you been in using your gamepad to control programs like xine, or mplayer?

I know theres a plugin for xmms to use a gamepad, I tried it with my hammerhead fx.

Also, did you have to load any modules other than joydev? Thanks..

One more question. I noticed the last time I had mdk installed that when I use the hammerhead fx to play roadrunner on xmame, the roadrunner is really hard to control. Its like the analog stick is way too sensitive. Have you folks run into any problems like this with the logitech? Also how does it fare with fighting games?

Thanks
 
Old 08-30-2003, 02:24 AM   #5
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i recently downloaded joy2key after finding out that i needed a conversion of joystick to keystrokes to make my gamepad work with my zsnes emulator...

after compiling and installing though for some reason the program is not working correctly and i looked through all the documentation that came with the program...

any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 05:15 PM   #6
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disregard my last post... i might not need keyboard emulation for the gamepad to work. someone is helping me in another thread. in that case it will not matter if joy2key works or not...
 
Old 10-12-2003, 08:37 PM   #7
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I am having trouble getting Joy2Key to work. I am using Mandrake 9.1 and a Wingman Cordless Gamepad. I am getting the error:

Error opening /dev/js0

I am a little familiar with linux, but I am unfamiliar to joysticks/gamepads and loading of devices. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 01:18 AM   #8
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Sounds like the problem could be that /dev/js0 doesnt exist. You have to manually create these and other files.. After looking at my directions from:

http://www.suse.cz/development/input/
http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~vojtech/input/

(c) 1996-2000 Vojtech Pavlik

, I found what I always to do get things going..

"For applications to be able to use the joysticks, in you don't use devfs, you'll have to manually create these nodes in /dev:

cd /dev
rm js*
mkdir input
mknod input/js0 c 13 0
mknod input/js1 c 13 1
mknod input/js2 c 13 2
mknod input/js3 c 13 3
ln -s input/js0 js0
ln -s input/js1 js1
ln -s input/js2 js2
ln -s input/js3 js3

For testing with inpututils it's also convenient to create these:

mknod input/event0 c 13 64
mknod input/event1 c 13 65
mknod input/event2 c 13 66
mknod input/event3 c 13 67
"

You then need to do

modprobe joydev
modprobe adi

adi is the module for the logitech digital game devices.

you can then run "jstest js0" to test the device.

Im not sure what you're doing with joy2key, but another program you might try if it suits you is js2mouse. I used it to allow me to control the my mouse with my wireless gamepad. You can also have 2 pointing devices set up in XF86Config.

Hope this helps, check out the above sites to find the rest of the instructions.

PS, I hope I didnt do anything wrong by posting a portion of the directions here, or if its appropriate. I did cite the source.
 
  


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