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Old 12-22-2002, 07:30 PM   #1
thenag
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help me to install my joystick plzzz


ok i've a psx joystick connected to parallel port and i'm using mandrake 9. the problem is that every time i tried to "modprobe gamecon" it gives me this message:

/lib/modules/2.4.19-16mdk/kernel/drivers/char/joystick/gamecon.o.gz: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
modprobe: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.19-16mdk/kernel/drivers/char/joystick/gamecon.o.gz failed
modprobe: insmod gamecon failed

i've tried anything to no avail now i'm really confused
anyone have any information pleasse help....

for reference here's what i did:

# modprobe joydev
# gc=0,7 (module parameter for gamecon)
# modprobe gamecon (failed here)
 
Old 07-19-2003, 07:57 PM   #2
warpath0007
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Actually....

You have a somewhat similar problem as I.

I already know that the error you got is caused by the "lp" module.
lp - Parallel "(L)ine" (P)rinter Support

If you don't mind doing this manually then this is how you'll get it to work.: (This is assuming of course you ONLY have 1 parallel port and it's set up as 0x378 (LPT1) )

In any console do this:

rmmod lp
modprobe joydev
modprobe gamecon gc=0,7

and viola, but here a catch.

due to a mistake in the kernel source, the delay for the PSX is set too high, so if you have a fast machine the controller will lose calibration very quickly and most games will run SLOWLY because of this.

So if you know how to compile your kernel you can fix it this way:

Search in your kernel source directory for gamecon.c
, edit it and look for a line that says (I think) PSX_DELAY = 60 (60usec) and change it to PSX_DELAY = 20 (20usec)

then type:
make dep
make modules
make modules_install

reboot, and hopefully you should have no problems after that.

This problem is ONLY on kernel sources 2.4.20 and earlier.
 
  


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