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ive just re-installed my mandriva 2007 powerpack and trying to get my sidewinder gamepad working

can anyone tell me if it will work on linux and how to set it up as i cant see it anywhere in hardware

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just followed a few requests on another forum so thought id post them here as well incase someone of you good guys know the answer

 

[root@localhost Desktop]# cat /proc/isapnp
cat: /proc/isapnp: No such file or directory
[root@localhost Desktop]# modprobe joydev
[root@localhost Desktop]# lsmod
Module				  Size  Used by
joydev				  8928  0 
nls_iso8859_1		   4800  1 
nls_cp437			   6464  1 
vfat				   11104  1 
fat					46876  1 vfat
snd_rtctimer			3276  0 
sg					 30776  0 
scsi_mod			  119016  1 sg
ipv6				  237120  12 
snd_seq_dummy		   3620  0 
snd_seq_oss			31392  0 
snd_seq_midi_event	  7072  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq				49488  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm_oss			40384  0 
snd_mixer_oss		  16096  1 snd_pcm_oss
8139too				22880  0 
mii					 5664  1 8139too
snd_via82xx			24952  1 
gameport			   11912  1 snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_codec		 96868  1 snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_bus			2848  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm				70116  3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer			  19620  3 snd_rtctimer,snd_seq,snd_pcm
af_packet			  17960  2 
snd_page_alloc		  8712  2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart		 7616  1 snd_via82xx
snd_rawmidi			19936  1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device		  7212  4 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd					46500  13 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm
,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore			   8096  1 snd
floppy				 55172  1 
video				  13924  0 
thermal				11240  0 
fan					 4036  0 
container			   3968  0 
button				  5808  0 
battery				 8260  0 
ac					  4292  0 
ide_cd				 35776  0 
binfmt_misc			 9800  1 
loop				   15400  0 
supermount			 34128  1 
dm_mod				 49944  0 
cpufreq_ondemand		6956  0 
cpufreq_conservative	 6952  0 
cpufreq_powersave	   2400  0 
freq_table			  4800  0 
processor			  21448  1 thermal
via_agp				 8896  1 
nvidia			   4529012  12 
agpgart				27240  2 via_agp,nvidia
i2c_core			   17536  1 nvidia
evdev				   8864  1 
tsdev				   7040  0 
usbmouse				5280  0 
usbhid				 49024  0 
uhci_hcd			   20748  0 
usbcore			   113472  4 usbmouse,usbhid,uhci_hcd
ext3				  124936  2 
jbd					51028  1 ext3
[root@localhost Desktop]#

 

sorry for the long post

hope this helps find my problem

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I got my MS Sidewinder FF Wheel and Pedals to work fine under Mandriva, just needed to download a driver or 2, was pretty easy, not sure if the driver was also for other Sidewinder products. I will check it out and let you know, as I am about to set up my wheel again soon (new install), however it may be a day or 2 as I am quite busy at the moment.

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I have both a USB and Gameport Sidewinder.

 

The USB one is simply plug and play, and works automatically so I assume you have a gameport one.

 

I dont have a gameport on my PC anymore so I cant test it for you,

 

but back with 10.1 and maybe 2006, all I had to do was type: "modprobe sidewinder" into a terminal, and it would work fine. :)

 

Hope that helps. ;)

Edited by cwhobbes

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Yeah, nothing is supposed to happen. ;)

 

Once I typed that, I could go into Joystick Config of KDE, and the sidewinder would be recognised. (And didnt require any further setup)

 

(If you search the forums for "sidewinder"........ you'll find a few other modrprobe commands that you might need.

 

Good Luck.

Edited by cwhobbes

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just re-installed again using kde as default.tried modprobe and looked for joystick in hardware, cant find it anywhere

BUT

in harddrake/soundcard/set up driver options it says joystick___________________

im not sure what to type here

also theres a choice of soundcard drivers

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I couldnt tell you if it actually shows up in Harddrake.

 

Did you try

 

System > Configuration > KDE > System Admin > Joystick ? Or actually try using it with a game ?

 

I have an xbox pad hooked up just now, and harddrake says its "joystick null", but it works fine all the same.

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System > Configuration > KDE > System Admin > Joystick ? Or actually try using it with a game ?

comes up with nothing

saying no joysticks were found connected to this computer

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