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Old 09-22-2006, 06:04 AM   #1
mikaelstaldal
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Joystick in gameport


I have a ASUS A8V-E Deluxe motherboard with built-in analog gameport. To that gameport I have connected my Logitech Wingman Extreme Digital joystick (which is an analog joystick, dispite its name).

How can I get this to work in Linux (Ubuntu 6.06)? I have heard that the joystick is accessed on /dev/input/js0 (or is it /dev/js0?), but there are no such devices on my system.

The gameport is enabled in BIOS Setup.

When I do lsmod, I get this line:
gameport 15496 2 snd_via82xx,analog
 
Old 09-22-2006, 09:36 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by mikaelstaldal
I have a ASUS A8V-E Deluxe motherboard with built-in analog gameport. To that gameport I have connected my Logitech Wingman Extreme Digital joystick (which is an analog joystick, dispite its name).

How can I get this to work in Linux (Ubuntu 6.06)? I have heard that the joystick is accessed on /dev/input/js0 (or is it /dev/js0?), but there are no such devices on my system.

The gameport is enabled in BIOS Setup.

When I do lsmod, I get this line:
gameport 15496 2 snd_via82xx,analog
According to this page here which although being a little old says you need to have the adi module loaded to support it so try modprobe adi as root and if they are not loaded automatically the joydev and ns558 modules as well. Then install the joystick package and use jstest /dev/js0 then start hitting the buttons to see if it works.
 
  


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