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    Default Joystick - Gentoo

    OK, I have tried to figure this out, read the howto, got lost halfway... need help

    I have a CMedia 8378 (8738?) sound card with gameport. I am trying to get a Logitech Wingman joystick configured and working (wanna play games )
    I have done the following...
    Soundcard is configured with alsa.
    Modules for alsa, and joystick are built in modules, not seperate.
    I know alsa definately works as I can play my mp3s
    What should I do, what may I have missed, what can I try?

    p.s. if this proves to be a pain I have got a USB 2 gameport adaptor (from Tricky Dicky) so may need backup instructions for that

    p.p.s.s Chill, you might recognise this soundcard
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    Default Re: Joystick - Gentoo

    Yes, soundcard..... I used to have one, just like it Works quite well if I remember rightly

    Have you seen this:
    http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Joystick_Setup
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    Default Re: Joystick - Gentoo

    Quote Originally Posted by Chilling_Silence
    Yes, soundcard..... I used to have one, just like it Works quite well if I remember rightly

    Have you seen this:
    http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Joystick_Setup
    That was the howto I got stuck on. It mentioed loading modules via modprobe, but everytime I tried I got a message saying FATAL: such and such cannot be found (or similar wording.) Then it went downhill from there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazz
    That was the howto I got stuck on. It mentioed loading modules via modprobe, but everytime I tried I got a message saying FATAL: such and such cannot be found (or similar wording.) Then it went downhill from there
    If it cant find the modules to modprobe then its because you havent compiled them, or because you've built them in to your kernel. Dont forget you're not going to be using the Sonique (IIRC) soundcard that they have, so the module for loading that will be different. The rest should be the same however
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    Default Re: Joystick - Gentoo

    Status: still not working....

    Ok ditched the idea of using gameport on other advice and set it up via adaptor to usb.
    The adaptor is a tricky dicky special that is according to the site compatible with linux 2.3.4
    This is where I am with the usb...
    TazzComp ~ # dmesg | grep -i Joystick
    input: USB HID v1.00 Joystick [Padix Co. Ltd. 2-axis, 4-button joystick w/view finder, rudder ] on usb-0000:00:10.2-2
    The thing is, as a test I have emerged gl-117 but it doesnt pick up on the joystick. What can I try next...
    I also note that jscalibrator does not pick up the joystick in either /dev/js* or /dev/input/js*

    Any ideas? Does the DSE adaptor need a driver (never came with one) if so anyone have it or know where it is?
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