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joystick not getting recognized

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 17:46
by krishnaswami.kaushik
I had brought a joystick of model Blue loong, and connected to computer.
However, I'm not able to use it, as both sabayon5.4-gnome and ubuntu10.10 would not recognize it.
Or, in other words, although the control panel says there exist the joystick input device, it says that it is not connected (although the joystick is actually connected).
Moreover, there are no games/other utilities which are able to utilize the device.
So, I would like to know how I can make the device work.
Also, I'm also curious to know if in case there are any non-gaming softwares (science (physics, etc)/freecad (for cam types uses)/pythoncad (pycad), etc) which can utilize joystick as a simulated input device.

Re: joystick not getting recognized

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 18:41
by Fitzcarraldo
Is it a USB joystick? Have you got the xf86-input-keyboard driver installed?

The SL kernel config has everything that is available, joystick-wise, enabled. Below is what is enabled in the 2.6.37 kernel (I'm not using the 2.6.38 kernel on the machine I'm typing this on):

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$ cat /usr/src/linux/.config | grep JOY
CONFIG_INPUT_JOYDEV=m
CONFIG_INPUT_JOYSTICK=y
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_ANALOG=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_A3D=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_ADI=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_COBRA=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_GF2K=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_GRIP=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_GRIP_MP=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_GUILLEMOT=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_INTERACT=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_SIDEWINDER=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_TMDC=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_IFORCE=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_IFORCE_USB=y
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_IFORCE_232=y
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_WARRIOR=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_MAGELLAN=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_SPACEORB=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_SPACEBALL=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_STINGER=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_TWIDJOY=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_ZHENHUA=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_DB9=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_GAMECON=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_TURBOGRAFX=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_JOYDUMP=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_XPAD=m
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_XPAD_FF=y
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_XPAD_LEDS=y
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_WALKERA0701=m
CONFIG_HID_SMARTJOYPLUS=y
CONFIG_SMARTJOYPLUS_FF=y
$ cat /usr/src/linux/.config | grep PID
CONFIG_PROC_PID_CPUSET=y
CONFIG_PID_NS=y
CONFIG_ISDN_CAPI_CAPIDRV=m
CONFIG_SPI_SPIDEV=m
CONFIG_HID_PID=y
$ cat /usr/src/linux/.config | grep HID
CONFIG_BT_HIDP=m
CONFIG_HID_SUPPORT=y
CONFIG_HID=y
CONFIG_HIDRAW=y
CONFIG_USB_HID=y
CONFIG_HID_PID=y
CONFIG_USB_HIDDEV=y
# Special HID drivers
CONFIG_HID_3M_PCT=m
CONFIG_HID_A4TECH=y
CONFIG_HID_ACRUX_FF=m
CONFIG_HID_APPLE=y
CONFIG_HID_BELKIN=y
CONFIG_HID_CANDO=m
CONFIG_HID_CHERRY=y
CONFIG_HID_CHICONY=y
CONFIG_HID_PRODIKEYS=m
CONFIG_HID_CYPRESS=y
CONFIG_HID_DRAGONRISE=y
CONFIG_HID_EGALAX=m
CONFIG_HID_ELECOM=m
CONFIG_HID_EZKEY=y
CONFIG_HID_KYE=y
CONFIG_HID_UCLOGIC=m
CONFIG_HID_WALTOP=m
CONFIG_HID_GYRATION=y
CONFIG_HID_TWINHAN=y
CONFIG_HID_KENSINGTON=y
CONFIG_HID_LOGITECH=y
CONFIG_HID_MAGICMOUSE=m
CONFIG_HID_MICROSOFT=y
CONFIG_HID_MOSART=m
CONFIG_HID_MONTEREY=y
CONFIG_HID_NTRIG=y
CONFIG_HID_ORTEK=y
CONFIG_HID_PANTHERLORD=y
CONFIG_HID_PETALYNX=y
CONFIG_HID_PICOLCD=m
CONFIG_HID_PICOLCD_FB=y
CONFIG_HID_PICOLCD_BACKLIGHT=y
CONFIG_HID_PICOLCD_LCD=y
CONFIG_HID_PICOLCD_LEDS=y
CONFIG_HID_QUANTA=m
CONFIG_HID_ROCCAT=m
CONFIG_HID_ROCCAT_KONE=m
CONFIG_HID_ROCCAT_PYRA=m
CONFIG_HID_SAMSUNG=y
CONFIG_HID_SONY=y
CONFIG_HID_STANTUM=m
CONFIG_HID_SUNPLUS=y
CONFIG_HID_GREENASIA=y
CONFIG_HID_SMARTJOYPLUS=y
CONFIG_HID_TOPSEED=y
CONFIG_HID_THRUSTMASTER=y
CONFIG_HID_WACOM=m
CONFIG_HID_WACOM_POWER_SUPPLY=y
CONFIG_HID_ZEROPLUS=y
CONFIG_HID_ZYDACRON=m
CONFIG_USB_G_HID=m

Re: joystick not getting recognized

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 19:53
by krishnaswami.kaushik
Yes, it is a USB joystick

Re: joystick not getting recognized

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 20:52
by Fitzcarraldo
And is the xf86-input-joystick driver installed?

Re: joystick not getting recognized

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:45
by Skywalker015
I can't use my joypad. But it is not a problem for me. cause I don't play games on linux.:)

Re: joystick not getting recognized

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 16:26
by Fitzcarraldo
Skywalker015 wrote:I can't use my joypad. But it is not a problem for me. cause I don't play games on linux.:)

I'm sure krishnaswami.kaushik will find your post very helpful. :roll:

Re: joystick not getting recognized

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 16:27
by Fitzcarraldo
Fitzcarraldo wrote:And is the xf86-input-joystick driver installed?

krishnaswami.kaushik, is the joystick driver installed, or not?

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