Joy stick not being detected!

Ian Smith smithi at
Tue Aug 26 07:03:16 UTC 2008

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 ..

cheers, Ian

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