Originally Posted by ma1069
Do you mean that, even if the linux joystick driver also supports force feedback devices (i've seen even the Sidewinder Force Feedback in the compatible devices list) these devices are only seen as input objects in /dev/js0?
Pretty much. I am not saying that SDL supports force feedback devices, but it was on their todo list, if I remember it correctly.
Just to clear that up, I'm assuming (without doing any deeper research), that Linux does not support force feedback devices. Period. What makes force feedback devices to work in Windows is the DirectX API. The only way (again, assuming) to get a force feedback device to work in Linux is through an API. The closest API to DirectX we have is the powerful SDL (used to create virtually every console emulator and video players in Linux, besides, well, games
). So unless somebody can create an interface for those devices, they won't work, regardless if the source is available or if the kernel has it's modules enabled.
Now (I can't stress this enough) I am just assuming those things. A deeper search on google would be better. Searching the SDL FAQ could also be a good approach. I unfortunately can't do that now (or today), have a meeting in 10 minutes, hihi. But I'm sure you can dig some stuff up ^_^