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Old 09-19-2004, 03:58 PM   #1
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SuSE 9.1 and my (lack of) Joystick


Ok, now im frustrated. I cannot get my joystick to work. I have gone through Yast to try to activate my joystick, but to no avail. I have searched the internet for similar problems, and yes they are out there. I have searched for solutions, but have not found any. It seems to be simple enough, when i click the joystick hardware icon under Yast, it complains that the soundcard needs to be activated, and asks me if i would like to start the sound card configuration (if i say no it simply closes). So, I go into the sound card configuration there is a joystick option there, i can select 0 or 1 (i assume that 0=off 1=on) i have tried both settings, yet neither works. Each time it restarts the sound card module, then i select the joystick icon again, and again i have to go through the whole routine above.

During boot, kernel message states for joystick start = skipped.

Under run level editor (through Yast) i try to enable the joystick, it comes back with an error stating "joystick start" not found. Yet, it claims that it is enabled.

So, am I missing something here? I searched my hard drives hi an low for "joystick" so i can manually do a joystick start, but it does not exist.

From what i've been reading on the internet with my searches, for some reason the current kernel does not support joysticks unless they are USB. Ok, so i have to break down and buy one, but I would rather get my existing analog joy working.

I understand that info is needed, but im not sure what you will need to know about my system. I am patient, let me know what is needed from me, (allow me to help you, help me).

Thanks in advance, Anthony
Old 09-20-2004, 08:04 AM   #2
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did you install all the joystick utilities from the cd?
Old 09-20-2004, 05:28 PM   #3
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I believe that I did, although I can't say for sure. When I su root, I have found the shell script "joystick", i execute it (./joystick) and it comes back stating a help menu of sorts: "Usage: ./joystick {start|stop|try-restart|restart|force-reload|reload|status}" and I try all options and this is the standard reply: "Stopping joystick driver done
Starting joystick driver skipped".

So I do a ./joystick status and it replies: "Joystick driver loaded. running". Yet when I go into Yast, it still complains that the joystick port is not supported with the sound card that I am running. As I posted earlier, it seems from an internet search, that this is typical with a lot of sound cards and this version of SuSE. But apparently a USB joystick will work fine. Again, if I need to pry open my wallet...

Anyway, if that helps at all, I appreciate you responding. Let me know if there is anymore info that you need.

Thanks, Anthony


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