Bug 225949

Summary: Merge Review: joystick
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it <nobody>
Component: Package ReviewAssignee: Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it <nobody>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fedora Package Reviews List <fedora-package-review>
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Version: rawhideCC: mr_hankeys8rd, panemade, than, tomspur
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Description Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it 2007-01-31 19:13:09 UTC
Fedora Merge Review: joystick

Initial Owner: than@redhat.com

Comment 1 Thomas Spura 2010-07-19 00:07:40 UTC
Hmm, is this package still needed?

According to the upstream website:
"The input drivers already support all the joysticks and gamepads the 1.2.15 joystick driver does. [snip]"

That sounds to me, that this is obsolete - isn't it?

I'll review it, when it's still needed - just give me a ping.

Comment 2 Kyle 2010-10-19 04:25:56 UTC
How do we utilize the alternative? I'm trying to get a controller working, here is the conf.d snippet that I would expect to work.

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier	"Dualshock 3"
        MatchProduct    "Sony"
        Driver          "joystick       
        Option          "SendCoreEvents" "true"

Comment 3 Kyle 2010-10-19 16:18:41 UTC
So if I am correct, the "Input drivers" means evdev? If so, I was able to get my controller registered using the evdev driver. The problem with this method is twofold. One, the .conf files are incompatible as they use different "Options" declarations. Two, the evdev driver has crippled features when compared to the joystick driver...

 -It only supports an x and y axis, the joystick driver supports x,y,zx,zy.
 -It doesn't allow for axis xfactor amplification or valuators.
 -It doesn't allow for keyboard mapping, only altercation to the button mapping.
 -There are more feature incompatibilities but the above are the ones I have called out for in my .conf file.

Comment 4 Parag AN(पराग) 2013-10-27 13:44:00 UTC
this review is already obsoleted by linuxconsoletools package review bug 891366