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[SOLVED]How to use Generic USB Joypad with Arcade 8 in Puppy
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ampersand

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Aug 2013, 16:09    Post subject:  [SOLVED]How to use Generic USB Joypad with Arcade 8 in Puppy  

I'm having an absolute nightmare trying to get my generic ebay USB gamepad/joypad to work in Lucid 5.2.8 with Puppy Arcade 8. I've tried various joystick calibration tools such as JSCallibrate, QJoypad etc to no avail. I've no idea what the make and model is but it's a generic Playstation 2 type ripoff and the advert did say it was Linux friendly so I'm at a loss.
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Semme

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Aug 2013, 17:53    Post subject:  

Have you installed joystick? Do you know which /dev/* it is?

In PPM, try this >> jstest-gtk_0.1.0-1~getdeb1_i386.deb

And let's maybe see the output here: lsmod
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Aug 2013, 18:08    Post subject:  

Sorry I don't understand that; I'm in the beginners forum for a reason Confused
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Aug 2013, 18:12    Post subject:  

Very Happy Yeah, you certainly are- with the rest of us!

In Package Manager (PPM), install >> jstest-gtk_0.1.0-1~getdeb1_i386.deb

'lsmod' you run from a terminal or console.. little Laughing black box everyone's afeard of..
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Aug 2013, 18:41    Post subject:  

I can't find that in PPM. When I try to launch terminal it says:
Code:

Error from ROXTerm
Unable to send D-Bus message: Message did
not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Aug 2013, 18:45    Post subject:  

You're on 528 or Pup Arcade?
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Aug 2013, 18:47    Post subject:  

It's 5.2.8 with the v8 .pet of Puppy Arcade installed. I do have Puppy Arcade 10 installed on another partition but that works even worse than this.
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Aug 2013, 18:51    Post subject:  

Open PPM >> configure >> tick everything Ubuntu then exit.

Reopen, you should see your new repos up top. Search >> jstest-gtk

You may have to select a different repo and hit search again.

Failing this, you'll need to update PPM >> in configure.

It'll take some time so, toss a pizza in the oven and relax..
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Aug 2013, 18:54    Post subject:  

Ooh I forgot I had pizza. I might just do that Razz
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Aug 2013, 19:01    Post subject:  

Before or during.. run these (console) back to back with your device plugged:
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dmesg > dmesg.txt
gzip dmesg.txt

Then open that thing on your desktop that says file/home.

Find dmesg.txt.gz and attach it <as if it were a screenshot> to your reply.

And that lsmod deal I gave before is an "L" not an eye.
Code:
lsmod

.. should return output.
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Aug 2013, 19:15    Post subject:  

Here you go. I can run lsmod through urxvt but I can't copy and paste the results Confused Perhaps if you told me what lines you were interested in I could retype them.
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Aug 2013, 20:27    Post subject:  

Here, lsmod the same way as dmesg >> lsmod > lsmod.txt

The > redirects stdout, or what the console displays- standard output.

I didn't spec a directory cause by default, the console opens in users home >> ~/

That's why when we gzipped earlier, it did so in your *home* directory.

How'd you make out with jstest-gtk?

<lick'in chops> What kinda pizza was it?
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Aug 2013, 01:42    Post subject:  

ampersand wrote:
Here you go. I can run lsmod through urxvt but I can't copy and paste the results Confused Perhaps if you told me what lines you were interested in I could retype them.


Hi...

Installing sakura from the PPM will allow you to copy and paste. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Aug 2013, 02:56    Post subject: How to use PS/2 Joypad with Arcade 8 in Puppy?  

ampersand,

Providing you have a mouse with a third (middle) button, to copy and paste from the terminal (urxvt) into another text file or text box:
    use left mouse button to select and drag... thus highlighting all desired text,
    use middle mouse button (press) to paste into a new location.


It seems to me that I have used the keyboard in Puppy to copy and paste before, but at the moment I cannot remember for sure how I did it. There may be a utility or some code posted somewhere on this Forum which allows one to use the keyboard also --this would be particularly useful for those who have the old two button mouse with their system-- and, there are some of us with really old systems around here... Wink

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Aug 2013, 03:47    Post subject:  

No middle mouse button as I'm on a laptop but I did manage to create a text file for lsmod. Still not having any luck finding jstest in PPM.

It was a margherita btw but I added my own salami and Scottish mature cheddar.
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