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  1. #1

    joystick won't load...

    Hi All,
    I can't get my joystick to work, it used to work but now it doesn't.
    I do a modprobe joydev and a modprobe ns558 and here is what I get when I do the ns558
    [root@bugs root]# modprobe ns558
    /lib/modules/2.4.16/kernel/drivers/char/joystick/ns558.o: init_module: No such device
    Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters
    /lib/modules/2.4.16/kernel/drivers/char/joystick/ns558.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.16/kernel/drivers/char/joystick/ns558.o failed
    /lib/modules/2.4.16/kernel/drivers/char/joystick/ns558.o: insmod ns558 failed
    [root@bugs root]#
    the device is there
    [root@bugs root]# ll /dev | grep js0
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Dec 3 23:33 js0 -> input/js0
    [root@bugs root]# ll /dev/input | grep js0
    crw------- 1 pbharris root 13, 0 Aug 30 15:30 js0
    i have tried passing it an io like in the 2.2 kernels....

  2. #2

    Re: joystick won't load...

    I'm not sure what sound card (or whatever card that has your joystick port on) but if its an es1371, don't load the ns558.o module, it's not needed anymore.

  3. #3

    Re: joystick won't load...

    hey thanks! it is a sound blaster live.

  4. #4

    Re: joystick won't load...

    Did you enable SB Live joystick support?

    #
    # Joysticks
    #
    CONFIG_INPUT_GAMEPORT=m
    # CONFIG_INPUT_NS558 is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_LIGHTNING is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_PCIGAME is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_CS461X is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_EMU10K1 is not set *** HERE ***
    # CONFIG_INPUT_SERIO is not set

  5. #5

    Re: joystick won't load...

    Hey MdWatts!! very good to see you
    yup, that was in there. here is a snippet

    Code:
    #
    # Joysticks
    #
    CONFIG_INPUT_GAMEPORT=m
    CONFIG_INPUT_NS558=m
    # CONFIG_INPUT_LIGHTNING is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_PCIGAME is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_CS461X is not set
    CONFIG_INPUT_EMU10K1=m
    CONFIG_INPUT_SERIO=m
    # CONFIG_INPUT_SERPORT is not set
    
    #
    # Joysticks
    #
    CONFIG_INPUT_ANALOG=m
    CONFIG_INPUT_A3D=m
    CONFIG_INPUT_ADI=m
    CONFIG_INPUT_COBRA=m
    CONFIG_INPUT_GF2K=m
    CONFIG_INPUT_GRIP=m
    # CONFIG_INPUT_INTERACT is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_TMDC is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_SIDEWINDER is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_IFORCE_USB is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_IFORCE_232 is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_WARRIOR is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_MAGELLAN is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_SPACEORB is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_SPACEBALL is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_STINGER is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_DB9 is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_GAMECON is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_TURBOGRAFX is not set
    # CONFIG_QIC02_TAPE is not set

  6. #6

    Re: joystick won't load...

    Thanks pbharris. I've gotten a little sick of my accounts being eaten at LNO. All my pleas for help go unanswered and since their mail system is also down, nobody can register including myself.

    I actually joined Linuxjunior quite some time ago though back then the site was not busy at all, so I decided to give LNO another chance. Glad to see business has picked up.

    Do you have

    emu10k1
    soundcore
    gameport
    and the joystick/SBLive module loaded? I believe that would be what you need.

    Keep in mind I've never tried using a joystick with Linux yet.

  7. #7

    Re: joystick won't load...

    I guess you would also need the module for your particular joystick.

    #
    # Joysticks
    #
    CONFIG_INPUT_ANALOG=m
    # CONFIG_INPUT_A3D is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_ADI is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_COBRA is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_GF2K is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_GRIP is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_INTERACT is not set
    CONFIG_INPUT_TMDC=m
    # CONFIG_INPUT_SIDEWINDER is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_IFORCE_USB is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_DB9 is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_GAMECON is not set
    # CONFIG_INPUT_TURBOGRAFX is not set
    # CONFIG_QIC02_TAPE is not set

    What type/model of joystick do you have?

    I'm sure with the combined knowledge of two newbies like us, we should be able to get it working.

  8. #8

    Re: joystick won't load...

    Hi MdWatts
    i have a regular analog joystick. it is hooked up to a sound blaster live value - hence the input_emu10k1 - which i thought would do it. I worked fine under 2.2.x, and up to about 2.4.7 (maybe 2.4.9). I ahve not used it for a while and I am on 2.4.16. right now.

    Here are the relevant modules I have.

    Code:
    [root@bugs root]# lsmod
    Module         Size Used by
    emu10k1        53456  1 (autoclean)
    sound         53088  0 (autoclean) [emu10k1]
    ac97_codec       9312  0 (autoclean) [emu10k1]
    soundcore        3344  7 (autoclean) [emu10k1 sound]
    emu10k1-gp       1184  0 (unused)
    gameport        1344  0 [emu10k1-gp]
    joydev         5712  1 
    mousedev        3968  1 
    hid          12672  0 (unused)
    usbmouse        1792  0 (unused)
    input          3104  0 [joydev mousedev hid usbmouse]
    usb-uhci        20960  0 (unused)
    usbcore        48992  1 [hid usbmouse usb-uhci]
    analog         7536  0 (unused)
    I am wondering if there is a conflict with the USB stuff since all input devices are at /dev/input/ - where the USB stuff is.

  9. #9

    Re: joystick won't load...

    It would seem (with my limited knowledge on joysticks) that you do indeed have all the necessary modules loaded for the joystick to work.

    Anything in your logs to indicate a conflict with usb? Any chance you could disable usb for now?

    If I can think of anything else, I'll post back.

  10. #10

    Re: joystick won't load...

    Hey,
    i am not sure of what to check besides /var/log/messages and there is *nothing* in there besides normal stuff. I'll give disablabling USB a shot later. Thanks!

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