Misc devices

Or who to use some gadgets under Linux.

Logitech RumblePad 2 Vibration Feedback Gamepad

Kernel drivers needed

You need the following modules:

.config name module name make menuconfig "path"
CONFIG_INPUT_JOYDEV joydev Device Drivers->Input device support->Joystick interface
CONFIG_JOYSTICK_IFORCE iforce Device Drivers->Input device support->I-Force devices
Note: CONFIG_JOYSTICK_IFORCE_USB option should be enabled, and the pathes are for 2.6.x kernels.
Also the iforce is just for force feedback (I haven't tested this feature yet).
Actually I'm not 100% sure that the force feedback is supported for this controller.


After you have loaded the modules and plugged in your game-pad you should be able to get output from it using:
jstest /dev/js0
Assuming the the game-pad is the first joystick in your system.
jstest is part of the Debian package "joystick".

Another test could be to get gl-117(yes it has an Debian package), a simple flight simulator that supports joysticks.
I had a small problem with version 1.3 of gl-117, it did't wan't to change the button layout or rather it did't use the changed one.
Modifying .gl-117/conf.interface did however work.