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Old 03-24-2003, 12:27 PM   #1
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Exclamation Joystick in RH8... HELP!


I have been trying to get the joystick to work in my RH8 machine so I can use it for the XMMS Joystick Control.
I have a 2-axis, 6-button Gamepad (MakoPad PC) and a Thrustmaster Gamecard and Ensoniq Soundcard.

I found the joystick text file and it suggests that I recompile the kernel with the joystick modules included, which I have no idea how to do. It says I can also include the modules.

I tried the jstest /dev/js0 command and it says the device doesn't exist, even though the dev directory has the js0 - js3 entries in it.

Can anybody help me with this?
 
Old 03-24-2003, 01:42 PM   #2
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/sbin/modprobe joydev

then look in
/lib/modules/2.4.18-14debug/kernel/drivers/char/joystick
for the driver that corresponds to the ones you have.

I have an analogue one and this is what I added to file /etc/rc.d/rc.local

/sbin/modprobe joydev
/sbin/modprobe analog

and it worked

Also,

cat/dev/js*
This is good before the jstest since it will tell you the device it is working on.

if it is loaded, you will see the cat display a line of 'garbage' that
grows as you push buttons.

RO
 
Old 03-26-2003, 06:55 PM   #3
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I tried adding the two lines ( /sbin/modprobe joydev and /sbin/modprobe interact ) to the rc.local file and no luck. The joystick device doesn't exist.
 
  


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