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Old 02-14-2013, 11:38 AM   #1
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Distribution: SolydX, Linux Mint 17 Xfce
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Saitek P480 Rumble Pad controls

I'm trying to use this gamepad to play "Psychonauts" from through Wine. The game runs without any issues using keyboard and mouse, except that I get carpal tunnel syndrome.
The Saitek wasn't recognized by Lubuntu 12.04 at first, but installing
fixed that.
The problem is that one of the analog joysticks performs 2 actions at once - it moves the character *and* changes camera position, but only in the vertical axis - left/right movement leaves the camera alone.
So whenever I move forward, I get a frog view of the character, when moving backwards, bird view.
Enabling/disabling the in-game "smart camera" option doesn't change anything.
The other joystick changes camera position only.
I can use the d-pad for moving only, without the camera movement, but I want to reserve the d-pad buttons for ohter actions, so I can actually control all in-game action from the Saitek. Rightz Now I can't map the the d-pad to any other actions, pressing it reveals and moves the mouse pointer.
After I added xserver-xorg-input-kbd, the keys were mapped differently to the Saitek, but the joystick issue remained.

So this looks like the wrong driver is loaded: Lubuntu thinks this is the "Jess Tech Dual Analog Rumble Pad" (and low-speed usb).
It appears that model has some sort of z-axis on the same joystick (I found out trying to calibrate it in gtk-jscal), which my Saitek then just adds to the y-axis.

failed to execute '/lib/udev/mtp-probe' 'mtp-probe /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/usb4/4-3 4 4': No such file or directory
Maybe if this action succeded, I would get it right?
I don't know what it means precisely, and how I might try to fix it. Any ideas?
I have managed to play the game once without this issue, so at one point there must have been a fitting driver loaded.
Old 12-21-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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how to load different drivers?

Well I have the same problem again (except that now I'm on Lubuntu 13.04). This is a bit stupid because I found some way to make it work back then, and I can't remember what it was. Now I bought another game and wanted to use the gamepad again, and I'm back at square one.
I guess the question is basically, how can I get another driver to load that will control this gamepad correctly? It's not like it's got any kind of unusual buttons and features, very run-of-the-mill...


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