mdockery at hargray.com
Thu Aug 13 20:27:01 UTC 2015
I have five grandkids and gave them a computer two years ago that is
powered by Netrunner. The oldest grand child is 11 and he is
addicted to flightgear. The all like some of the other joystick
controlled games. They all are home schooled and there are many
great programs that can be of help to them.
I am planning a second computer and wanted to use FreeBSD to
widen their exposure to what is available. As a way to test this idea, I
installed FreeBSD 10.1 on an extra hard drive and have been playing
around with it for the past few days. Everything looks great on the
KDE system... mythtv had to use my hdhomerun unit because the
pcHDTV cards wouldn't load (easily anyway). Flightgear would not
build but I was able to git the latest version and install it. The
problem is the joystick.
My question is: Why are joysticks so difficult or impossible to set up?
If there is a way, why is the information hidden. Every search on this
subject has lead to outdated or useless information. This is a major
roadblock for my plans and I am sure this one area is sending many
potential users back to linux. FreeBSD seems so solid and complete
that I just can't imagine why this one area is so empty. Am I missing
Thanks for letting me ask this question.
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