pgf at laptop.org
Sat Dec 5 11:02:48 EST 2015
the "game controller" is simply 4 separate electrical contacts with a
button large enough to push them individually or together (in some
combinations). the resulting presses are reported as keyboard
keystrokes. if i remember correctly, these buttons are bound to the
"keypad" versions of the arrow keys, i.e. KP_UP, KP_RIGHT, etc. use
'xev' to check me on this.
> 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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