Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-24-2003, 11:27 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: The Attic. Nowhere near Texas.
Distribution: Gentoo, Kubuntu, formerly LFS, SuSE, and RedHat
Posts: 133

Rep: Reputation: 15
Exclamation Joystick in RH8... HELP!

I have been trying to get the joystick to work in my RH8 machine so I can use it for the XMMS Joystick Control.
I have a 2-axis, 6-button Gamepad (MakoPad PC) and a Thrustmaster Gamecard and Ensoniq Soundcard.

I found the joystick text file and it suggests that I recompile the kernel with the joystick modules included, which I have no idea how to do. It says I can also include the modules.

I tried the jstest /dev/js0 command and it says the device doesn't exist, even though the dev directory has the js0 - js3 entries in it.

Can anybody help me with this?
Old 03-24-2003, 12:42 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: San Antonio
Distribution: Suse 9.0 Professional
Posts: 843

Rep: Reputation: 30
/sbin/modprobe joydev

then look in
for the driver that corresponds to the ones you have.

I have an analogue one and this is what I added to file /etc/rc.d/rc.local

/sbin/modprobe joydev
/sbin/modprobe analog

and it worked


This is good before the jstest since it will tell you the device it is working on.

if it is loaded, you will see the cat display a line of 'garbage' that
grows as you push buttons.

Old 03-26-2003, 05:55 PM   #3
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: The Attic. Nowhere near Texas.
Distribution: Gentoo, Kubuntu, formerly LFS, SuSE, and RedHat
Posts: 133

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I tried adding the two lines ( /sbin/modprobe joydev and /sbin/modprobe interact ) to the rc.local file and no luck. The joystick device doesn't exist.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Joystick Driver and API under kernel using an USB joystick dispatcher Linux - Newbie 1 08-06-2005 09:43 AM
i Got 1 Harddisk with Win XP & RH8 Dual Boot,will WinXP perform slower coz i got RH8? kublador Linux - General 4 08-27-2003 11:32 PM
i just installed a stock RH8 and heard that reiserfs is cool. can i use it in my RH8? kublador Linux - Software 16 08-06-2003 07:03 AM
fancy logitech joystick not working in RH8 bennyp Linux - Hardware 0 04-27-2003 09:37 AM
Joystick & RH8 questioneer Linux - Hardware 2 12-21-2002 04:21 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:15 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration