Joy stick not being detected!
smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Wed Aug 27 04:08:53 UTC 2008
On Tue, 26 Aug 2008, Christopher Joyner wrote:
[adding -questions back into the cc list]
> On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 6:33 AM, Ian Smith <smithi at nimnet.asn.au> wrote:
> > On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 17:55:57 +0000 Christopher Joyner wrote:
> > > I have a Gravis GamePad Pro hooked up to a ISA SBLive!
> > > emu10k1 loads, but the joy stick is not detected.
> > >
> > > I am loading the module manually, kldload joy, only loads but no feedback.
> > >
> > > Am I missing something?
> > Try the one-line perl example in joy(4) to see if your joystick works,
> > for some value of 'works' .. ie actually logs changing axis values and
> > button press/release status.
> > I don't think there's any specific support for joysticks, you pretty
> > much have to write your own. With what program did you hope to use it?
> > Years ago I wrote a little rexx program that read (pseudo) joystick X,Y
> > values and button (actually relay switch) values for detecting and
> > controlling shutdown conditions for a simple-interface Liebert UPS,
> > using the standard joystick / MIDI port on a couple of ISA cards.
> > From memory it only worked right when device joy was compiled into
> > kernel, not kldloaded - but that was way back around FreeBSD 3.3 ..
> If I wrote my own, could I contribute it to the FreeBSD project?
If it worked, I'm sure you could :) How many people are hanging out for
it (ie potential testers) is another matter I guess ..
> I will try putting this into the kernel and see what happens!
If that one-line perl test works with the SBLive, you've got some hope.
> I want to use this with an emulator, zsnes.
Does this emulator basically fire up ok on freeBSD? I can see why the
joystick would have to work to be able to do anything useful with it.
good luck, Ian
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