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Old 06-06-2006, 03:01 PM   #1
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Question Recommendation for a Joystick?

Howdy all,

Just wondering if anyone can recommend a good joystick?

I don't want an analog one (I already have one),
Maybe a USB model..
And also with force feedback.

I intend to use it for FlightGear flight simulator...

Two that I have in mind are:

"Genius F-31 USB Force feedback joystick"
"Logitech Wingman Force 3D force feedback joystick"

I couldn't find either of them in the HCL...
Any ideas if either of them are working under Linux

Old 06-06-2006, 03:47 PM   #2
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I haven't used the "Logitech Wingman Force 3D force feedback joystick", but I went out and got a simple Playstation 2 style Logitech USB joystick and plugged it into SuSE and it worked right out of the box -- all of the buttons and sticks functional and everything. I imagine it would be the same with other Logitech joysticks.
Old 06-07-2006, 03:02 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply

I guess I'll just have to take a chance with it...
Old 06-08-2006, 04:34 AM   #4
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Saitek ST290 Pro

Just got this model for cheap at Walmart - USB model. I'm running FC5. The joystick registered as a USB device but nothing got created for it in /dev until I started loading some modules like modprobe usb-uhci and modprobe joydev.
jstest works and 1 or 2 games work fine with it. FlightGear's jsdemo seems to see things fine. Gotta see how it actually works in Flightgear.
Old 06-09-2006, 10:51 PM   #5
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If you don't mind cutting a few wires, XBOX gamepads (wired and wireless) work out of the box in all the 2.6 kernels I've used. They're actually fairly decent pads.


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