Bug 433503 - torcs does not recognize a wheel (or joystick)
Summary: torcs does not recognize a wheel (or joystick)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: torcs
Version: 10
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Saou
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-02-19 18:32 UTC by Juhani Jaakola
Modified: 2009-09-12 15:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-09-12 15:10:49 UTC

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Description Juhani Jaakola 2008-02-19 18:32:49 UTC
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:
1. Follow
Actual results: TORCS does not react to wheel movements

Expected results: Wheel axises and buttons should be attached to controls

Additional info:

Comment 1 Juhani Jaakola 2008-02-22 16:49:25 UTC
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...

Comment 2 Matthias Saou 2008-02-24 13:38:22 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Juhani Jaakola 2008-02-27 21:17:56 UTC
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.

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 15:20:18 UTC
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Comment 5 Juhani Jaakola 2008-10-19 09:38:12 UTC
The bug still exists with these versions:

Comment 6 Matthias Saou 2009-04-12 16:02:28 UTC
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)?

Comment 7 Juhani Jaakola 2009-04-22 09:17:32 UTC
I started Fedora 11 Beta Live CD and installed torcs. I got these versions:

  freealut.i586 0:1.1.0-8.fc11
  freeglut.i586 0:2.4.0-16.fc11
  openal.i586 0:0.0.9-0.17.20060204cvs.fc11
  opengl-games-utils.noarch 0:0.1-8.fc11
  plib.i586 0:1.8.5-2.fc11
  torcs-data.noarch 0:1.3.1-1
  torcs-data-cars-extra.noarch 0:1.3.1-1
  torcs-data-tracks-road.noarch 0:1.3.1-1

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!!!!

Comment 8 Matthias Saou 2009-09-12 15:10:49 UTC
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.

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