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Old 08-14-2002, 01:32 PM   #1
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Exclamation My USB MS Sidewinder gamepad pro

How do I get it working in linux?
Old 08-15-2002, 04:41 AM   #2
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Well you would need to check if you have the usb-hci modules running first

to do this type lsmod at the command prompt.

If the module isnt loaded do a modprobe usb-hid

lsmod again should see module is installed

once you have done this you will need to edit /etc/modules.conf so that usb support is started automatically

you will also have to edit /etc/XF86Config and add your gamepad in here (I think)

Im not sure what would need to be added exactly but try searching the forum to see if somebody has allready posted on this topic

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Old 08-15-2002, 09:58 AM   #3
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Have a look at this page,
Scroll to the bottom for joystick/gamepad.


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