Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 433503
torcs does not recognize a wheel (or joystick)
Last modified: 2009-09-12 11:10:49 EDT
Description of problem:
I have a USB steering wheel (Logitech Inc. WingMan Formula Force GP) which works
with jstest (jstest /dev/input/js0). I can "fly" with it in GL-117.
But I can't make TORCS recognize it! I try to follow instructions at
but nothing happens when I turn the wheel or press the buttons. There is no
[Calibrate] button on the screen.
TORCS does not recognize my Attack 3 joystick either.
Note that TORCS uses plib, and my plib is from fc6. I upgraded using "yum
upgrade" from fc6 to fc7.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
plib-1.8.4-8.fc6 <-- NOTE: THIS IS FROM FC6!!!
How reproducible: Always.
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results: TORCS does not react to wheel movements
Expected results: Wheel axises and buttons should be attached to controls
plib-1.8.4-8.fc6 is in the standard fc7 repository, so "yum upgrade" did not
left it on my hard disk from the old version. plib-1.8.4-8.fc6 provides what
torcs requires, so I would get in any case with fc7 regardless of how I install
torcs - unless some other package provides what torcs requires...
Could you maybe try with Fedora 8? It has a newer rebuild of plib (but the same
version), so maybe something would be different. I've checked the torcs build
time configure options, and see nothing special about joysticks.
I had a chance to try a friend's Fedora 8. I used Attack 3 joystick - fstest was
OK but TORCS did not recognize it at all. So exactly the same behaviour as with
Fedora 7. Please fix this for Fedora 7, that's what I'm using.
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The bug still exists with these versions:
I've just updated torcs to 1.3.1 in devel. Could you maybe try that (wait for Fedora 11 to be released if you can't easily use the devel packages as-is or install a beta Fedora release)?
I started Fedora 11 Beta Live CD and installed torcs. I got these versions:
Now in "Control Configuration" I can select controls from my wheel and assign them to Torcs functions.
I can even drive, but with this Live CD I do not have any graphics acceleration, so playing is impossible. But anyway the wheel works!
Please publish this for Fedora 10!!!!
Because of the huge download it would represent, I really prefer not pushing this update for users who don't really need it. Since the updated torcs in Fedora 11 fixed the problem for you, I'll be closing this bug report now.
Thanks for your patience.