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Old 08-04-2005, 03:56 PM   #1
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Joystick Driver and API under kernel using an USB joystick

Does the "Linux Joystick Driver" support kernel version
I looked for some docs in "Documentation/input" and I've found "joystick.txt" which talks about this driver. So I supposed that it works under kernel 2.6.x as well. Is it right?
In particular, I've to *program* a joystick under Linux for my study purpose. *This* joystick is the one that I've to buy in the next days.

Besides, I've the following system requirements:
- Linux Slackware 10.0 on ACER Aspire 1304LC (laptop)
- Kernel compiled by me for that hardware
- VIA82C686 sound card with *NO* gameport
- *NO* serial port and *NO* PS/2 port
- 2 USB port (1.0)

So, only way for me to attach a joystick is via USB port.

For my programming purpose, I thought to use lastest version of "libjsw" that *wraps* "Linux Joystick API" (this one I suppose it works with above Joystick Linux Driver).
But does "libjsw" (or the *wrapped* "Linux Joystick API") support a joystick attached to an USB port? In *this* case, which will be the name of the device to open for my operations?

As I told you, I've to buy *this* joystick in the next days. And I would (I've to) be *sure* that it works. So, can anyone suggest me an USB joystick?
I thought a "Saitek Cyborg VOE USB Joystick" could be my choice. But does it works under *all* above conditions?

Thanks for your support!
Old 08-06-2005, 09:43 AM   #2
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I purchased a rather cheap-o USB joystick ($20) and it installed just fine under However, I do have the joystick driver compiled as a kernel module. I believe it shows up as /dev/tts/js0 ... not sure about the tts directory, but am definitely sure about js0.


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