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Old 03-02-2002, 08:29 PM   #1
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Gamepads under linux

Does anyone have any advice on getting gamepads to work under linux? I have a Wimgman gamepad (Has both USB and gameport connectors), and want to install it under lMandrake 8.1 I have absolutely no clue how to do so. A search on google revealed a few sites that all recommended upgrading the kernel to 2.4 (so they were a bit dated), does anyone have any recent experiences with setting up gamepads under linux?
Old 03-02-2002, 10:59 PM   #2
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sure do,
teh USB one for me was very easy under the 2.4.x kernel, it was plug & play with my gravis, do a usbview to check it out, you can also so a jstest, if it is hooked up to a gameport on a sound card load the needed modules, e.g. gameport, the module for you wingman and the do a jstest, it should be up and running at that point.
Old 03-03-2002, 12:21 AM   #3
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Do I need to recompile the kernel or something?

[root@rrenaud rob]# usbview
bash: usbview: command not found
Old 03-03-2002, 12:32 AM   #4
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No, you need this package installed, search for usbview


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