Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 984156
Please re-enable joystick support (joydev module)
Last modified: 2013-09-16 14:32:01 EDT
Description of problem:
Joysticks do not work out of the box on F19, although they worked very well in the past.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
0. Plug in a USB joystick
1. Fresh F19 install
2. Plug in joystick
3. In KDE, go to System Settings -> Input devices -> Joystick
"No Joystick detected"
Joystick is detected and works.
I had to install kernel-modules-extra then "# modprobe joydev" to get the joystick running. This is too much for an average Joe wanting to play FlightGear. Joysticks are still available on store shelves, so requiring special steps to use such a simple device is very difficult for non-technical users. Please re-include joystick support in the kernel, not an extra package.
I apologize for my lack of mind-reading ability, but we "WONTFIX" a bug without even a brief explanation?
You're the first person to ask about joydev modules since we created the kernel-modules-extra package. Either people have figured it out since then, or their usage isn't as common as some my perceive.