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    Joystick

    Does anyone know how to get a joystick working in Linux? I've found all kinds of information about USB joysticks, but my joystick is not USB. It is a Interact Raider Pro two axis four button joy stick and plugs into the game port on the sound card or the motherboard (I can't remember the interface's name).

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    Re:Joystick

    hello,
    do a modprobe gameport, and possibley a few others depending on the sound card.

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    Re:Joystick

    [quote author=pbharris link=board=1;threadid=4417;start=0#43976 date=1028126887]
    hello,
    do a modprobe gameport, and possibley a few others depending on the sound card.
    [/quote]

    Ok, I ran [tt]modprobe gameport[/tt] and [tt]modprobe -v gameport[/tt] and got no out put at all; it just returned to the prompt. Is that what is suppose to happen?

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    Re:Joystick

    check dmesg, and check this too
    http://www.freelink.cx/joystick.html

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    Re:Joystick

    if the modprocomamdn has no probelms then it will do exactly what you desciibed happened, you may need to load other modules too.

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    Re:Joystick

    [quote author=t048 link=board=1;threadid=4417;start=0#44009 date=1028148842]
    [quote author=pbharris link=board=1;threadid=4417;start=0#43976 date=1028126887]
    hello,
    do a modprobe gameport, and possibley a few others depending on the sound card.
    [/quote]

    Ok, I ran [tt]modprobe gameport[/tt] and [tt]modprobe -v gameport[/tt] and got no out put at all; it just returned to the prompt. Is that what is suppose to happen?
    [/quote]

    I think that, if you modprobe and get back to the prompt w/o any error messages, it means you loaded the driver successfully.

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    Re:Joystick

    When I looked at the 2.4.18 kernel, if you look around a bit, you should find a place for Joystick Support and if it should use a gameport. It also includes choices between gameports from different sound cards.
    hope that helps some.

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