Re: Install analog joystick

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On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 14:07:24 -0500, Javier Perez wrote
> Hi
> I read the joystick.txt file and some other analog joystick stuff on
> the net but they all assume that i am compiling the kernel or doing
> Make.
> My question is very simple, How do I install the Analog joystick on FC4?
> I do not even have the /dev/input/jsX files
> I tried placing in modprobe.conf
> alias char-major 13 joydev
> options joydev js_an=0x201,0x33
> but no dice, It seems to be ignored on reboot.
> could somebody please help me understand the steps I need and why?
> thanks
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Your joystick should have been automaticly detected and setup (Assuming FC4 is
anything like RHEL4 which also uses a 2.6 kernel). The only thing that you
would need to do, is to create a symlink to /dev/input/js0 as the 2.6 kernel
creates the joystick device there. So you need to create the symlink in /dev
where the apps look for it like this. (/dev/js0 is the old location which is
used in previous kernels)

ln -s /dev/input/js0 /dev/js0

The test apps and other programs like games which can use the joystick should
now find it.. There is another way to do it, but I'm not on my RHEL4 box right
now.. (This system here still runs RH9, so it's different).

Oh, and you don't mention the brand of joystick your trying to configure. I
use a CH Products Combatstick 568 USB on my system, which it detects and
configures automatically, but I still have to change the location and/or
symlink to the new location like I mentioned above. And it works great in UT,
UT2K4 etc just fine. Or whether your running a Joystick port type Joystick or
a USB one like I have.

Hope this Helps,
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