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How to install joystick (for use with Processing)
« on: December 04, 2015, 07:24:40 AM »
 

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I'm using some donated Lenovo IdeaCenter boxes for a project on the battleship New Jersey museum-ship. LL 2.6 seems to run just fine on these little boxes, even grabs my wireless network with no sweat!

A radar simulation is being written in Processing 3, and I need to have a joystick to move a cursor on the display.  This is now working on the Win7 development sys, using a SUPER library: Game Control Plus (http://lagers.org.uk/gamecontrol/index.html).

The library 'likes' the Logitech 3D Extreme Pro joystick which is what I'm using.

So - would like some info on how to install or activate the joystick drivers in LL.  Any links or refs to previous posts/sites would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: How to install joystick (for use with Processing)
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2015, 08:12:04 AM »
 

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How about starting off by showing what chips are in that game controller.
 Open a terminal and give members here a output of

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dmesg | grep usb
Also. Lets see if a folder is made in /media when you plug that joystick in.

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cd /mediathen when in the /media folder prompt
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ls
It probably did not make a folder but I am just satisfying my own personal curiosity in this thread to see if that step happens or or not.
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Re: How to install joystick (for use with Processing)
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2015, 08:48:44 AM »
 

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Thanks - after I made this post, I went in and found the Synaptic Package manager, searched for 'joystick' - found several entries.  When I installed them, and rebooted, the joystick utilities recognized the Logitech 3D!  Amazingly easy - a lucky guess!


How about starting off by showing what chips are in that game controller.
 Open a terminal and give members here a output of

Code: [Select]
dmesg | grep usb
Also. Lets see if a folder is made in /media when you plug that joystick in.

Code: [Select]
cd /mediathen when in the /media folder prompt
Code: [Select]
ls
It probably did not make a folder but I am just satisfying my own personal curiosity in this thread to see if that step happens or or not.
 

Re: How to install joystick (for use with Processing)
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2015, 10:14:58 AM »
 

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Could you please list the packages you installed so as to help others in the future. Thank you.

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Re: How to install joystick (for use with Processing)
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2015, 10:46:36 AM »
 

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The machine is down now - and I'm not sure how to go back to see the actual names of what was installed. BUT - it was quite easy and almost intutive.
In the Synaptic Package manager, searched for 'joystick' - and there is a config utility, and a couple others that have 'js' in their name.  I installed those - rebooted and ran the js config utiilty and the Logitech (plugged into a USB port) was found and responded.  As soon as I get back to the machine I'll see if I can get the names of the actual files installed.

Could you please list the packages you installed so as to help others in the future. Thank you.

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