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  1. #1
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    Red face Force Feedback

    I am having a nightmare of a time trying to get Force Feedback working in Ubuntu. I have a logitech MOMO racing wheel and am using a Toshiba Satellite A135-2326 laptop.

    I was running Ubuntu 8.10 but couldn't get it to work and then discovered that force-feedback support was not included in the kernel until Ubuntu 9.04. I now have Ubuntu 9.04 on this laptop, but still can't seem to get anywhere.

    I am using ff-utils to try and test force feedback

    I get the following if I try fftest on /dev/input/event[1-9] (same results for each)
    Code:
    corbin@Shiba:~/Desktop/ff-utils$ sudo ./fftest /dev/input/event7
    Force feedback test program.
    HOLD FIRMLY YOUR WHEEL OR JOYSTICK TO PREVENT DAMAGES
    
    Device /dev/input/event7 opened
    Axes query: 
    Effects: 
    Number of simultaneous effects: 0
    Upload effects[0]: Function not implemented
    Upload effects[1]: Function not implemented
    Upload effects[2]: Function not implemented
    Upload effects[3]: Function not implemented
    Upload effects[4]: Function not implemented
    Upload effects[5]: Function not implemented
    Enter effect number, -1 to exit
    1
    Now Playing: Constant Force
    Enter effect number, -1 to exit
    2
    Now Playing: Spring Condition
    Enter effect number, -1 to exit
    3
    Now Playing: Damping Condition
    Enter effect number, -1 to exit
    4
    Now Playing: Strong Rumble
    Enter effect number, -1 to exit
    5
    Now Playing: Weak Rumble
    Enter effect number, -1 to exit
    The MOMO racing wheel works just fine otherwise. I have even used joy2key to map joystick buttons to keyboard buttons and "drove" mario around in a NES emulator (jumping with gas pedal and ducking with brake pedal. It's quite an interesting way to play).

    I just can't seem to get anywhere with force feedback.

    Anyone out there that has gotten a force feedback controller working in Ubuntu?

    ~Corbin

  2. #2
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    Re: Force Feedback

    The only open source free game supporting force feedback was VDrift this is the problem,
    dont work with Wine.

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    Re: Force Feedback

    shouldn't the force feedback tests at least work though since force feedback should be enabled in Ubuntu 9.04?

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    Re: Force Feedback

    i think ubuntu 10.04 might have better force feedback support.

    don't quote me on that though, i have no idea if it's true.


    try using vdrift i guess. http://wiki.vdrift.net/Setting_up_force_feedback

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