Game controller

Peter Easthope peter at
Sat Dec 5 10:56:39 EST 2015


I'm interested in use of the game controller or controllers in
place of the TouchPad or mouse. This is relevant to eBook mode
where the TouchPad is not accessible and a mouse is not convenient.

This is what I have.
[olpc at xo-53-1d-bb ~]$ cat /boot/olpc_build
13.2.5 for XO-1.5 (build 17)

bash-4.2# evtest
No device specified, trying to scan all of /dev/input/event*
Available devices:
/dev/input/event0:	Lid Switch
/dev/input/event1:	Power Button
/dev/input/event2:	AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
/dev/input/event3:	EBook Switch
/dev/input/event4:	olpc-kbdshim virtual keyboard
/dev/input/event5:	SynRelPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad
/dev/input/event6:	olpc-kbdshim virtual mouse
/dev/input/event7:	USB Optical Mouse
Select the device event number [0-7]:

No mention of the Game controller.  Is any joystick device present?

[olpc at xo-53-1d-bb ~]$ ls -l /dev/j*
ls: cannot access /dev/j*: No such file or directory

Can any Linux software detect or communicate with this game
controller?  Ideas?

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