[PD] joysticks with hid

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri Apr 1 19:58:07 CEST 2005

/dev/input/js? are created by the "joydev" and use a data struct  
specific to joysticks.  The /dev/input/event? devices are created by  
"evdev" and use a data struct designed to be general to all human  
interface devices.

So you need to "modprobe evdev" and find which /dev/input/event? device  
your joysticks are on.  I am planning on making this much easier in  
future versions of [hid], with device names like: [hid joystick1], [hid  
mouse2], etc.


On Apr 1, 2005, at 7:55 AM, metafor wrote:

> hi list
> i am using j.sarlos joystick object, but recently i thought about using
> multiple joystick-devices at the same machine, so i would have to  
> "hack"
> the external a bit, as it's fixed to /dev/js0.
> before this i wanted to give hid a try. so far i just realised that it  
> uses eventX,
> which gives me no input. how can i map js0 to event0, js1 to event1?  
> first thought
> was to just symbolically link them, but it seems this was an idea  
> without unterstanding
> the situation, at least it ended with segfaulted pd.
> any tips how to configure the hid external correctly.
> lg
> m
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