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Old 12-30-2003, 01:19 AM   #1
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Distribution: Slack 10.2; Debian
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Gravis Gamepad Pro On Slackware 9.1


I read previous posts on setting up a Gravis Gamepad in linux but I have not been able to get it to work yet on Slackware 9.1

I have the following modules loaded:

grip 4632 0 (unused)
gameport 1676 0 [grip]
joydev 6080 0
sr_mod 14328 2 (autoclean)
cdrom 29248 0 (autoclean) [sr_mod]
nls_cp437 4348 2 (autoclean)
vfat 10860 1 (autoclean)
fat 32696 0 (autoclean) [vfat]
fglrx 172488 8
ppp_deflate 3512 1 (autoclean)
zlib_deflate 18616 0 (autoclean) [ppp_deflate]
ppp_async 7744 1 (autoclean)
ppp_generic 16284 3 (autoclean) [ppp_deflate ppp_async]
slhc 5248 1 (autoclean) [ppp_generic]
parport_pc 17000 0 (autoclean)
parport 14976 0 (autoclean) [parport_pc]
keybdev 2112 0 (unused)
mousedev 4404 0 (unused)
input 3520 0 [grip joydev keybdev mousedev]
hid 10648 0 (unused)
uhci 26832 0 (unused)
usbcore 70304 1 [hid uhci]
ide-scsi 10352 1
scsi_mod 57588 2 [sr_mod ide-scsi]
agpgart 25832 0 (unused)

Grip was not automatically loaded (it's a module in the kernel for Grip Gravis gamepads). I didn't have to load it since dmesg told me this:

usb.c: kusbd: /sbin/hotplug add 2
uhci.c: root-hub INT complete: port1: 588 port2: 5a5 data: 2
hub.c: port 1, portstatus 300, change 2, 1.5 Mb/s
hub.c: port 1 enable change, status 300
hub.c: port 2, portstatus 303, change 0, 1.5 Mb/s
usb.c: registered new driver hid
: USB HID v1.00 Gamepad [Gravis Eliminator GamePad Pro] on usb1:2.0
usb.c: hid driver claimed interface d79bd9e0
hid-core.c: v1.8.1 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <>
hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers

I just loaded grip to see if jstest could work. My problem is: I still get : device not known when doing a: jstest /dev/js0 or /dev/input/js0 . Could it be that I have to delete /dev/js0 or /dev/input/js0 and symlink it somewhere?

Any inputs would be enormously appreciated. :-) Kudos for the guys on replying Gravis Gamepad Pro posts. I was able to iron out a lot of probs....just a little closer to make it work. :-)


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