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Old 03-12-2008, 05:45 PM   #1
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gamepad for linux


my son enjoys playing Super Tux very much, I would like to get him a gamepad along the lines of a super nes controller that would be compatible with Linux.

any tips in this area would be appreciated

thanks
 
Old 03-12-2008, 06:16 PM   #2
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I have the Logitech Dual Action... It's great. Best pc gamepad I have had. Similar to PS2, and SNES style button setup. I used it for playing ROMS.
 
Old 03-12-2008, 06:22 PM   #3
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Sweet !! Is it plug and play ?? i'm using Xubuntu 7.10
 
Old 03-12-2008, 06:27 PM   #4
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Well, I have not used mine in about a year and a half. That was many versions ago for OpenSuSE, so I do not recall if I had a problems. I do believe all I did was install some package that was in the main repository, plug the controller in and set up the buttons for the game.

Check out the HCL:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...t=2236&cat=all

The last guy says it works out of the box... and he mentions Xubuntu.
 
Old 03-12-2008, 10:09 PM   #5
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FWIW, I bought a Logitech Precision (usb) gamepad for $10. I use it to play NES roms on VectorLinux, with qjoypad handling the gamepad input. It was pretty easy to configure.
 
  


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