Please build the joystick and video4linux modules into the
Alpha generic kernel. You already have the XFree86 support
for joysticks so why not make use of it. Also, I've tested
Quickcam's on Alpha boxes and they work fine. You don't
support joysticks and media cards anyway, so why not build
them and give a disclaimer? I'm sure most of the modules
work as well as they do on Intel by this time.
In fact, why not just build every module you can with the
current kernel? The kernel doesn't fit on a floppy anyway,
so there is no need to be stingy with drivers. :-)
I added the Video4Linux modules to the build as per AC. He will get
back to me about what joystick modules I need to turn on later.
Have the joystick modules been added yet too? I hope you can at
least add analog joystick support.
Assigned to dledford
Bugger, these somehow fell out between 2.2.12-42 and
the 2.2.13-0.9 that shipped on alpha.
The video4linux and joystick modules are still missing from the Rawhide kernel
2.2.14-1.3.0. I hope you can include these in the next release on Alpha. As it
stands, in order to use xawtv, vic, and joystick (shipped with PowerTools) you
need these included.
The kernel SRPM in Red Hat Linux 6.95 builds the joystick and v4l modules
on the alpha kernels.