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  1. #1
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    joy2key

    I installed this software through the ubuntu software center. It was installed, but it's not in the list of installed software. Where do I find it and how do I activate it?



    I am going to use my logitech precision gamepad to play games. I've been using this on windows vista together with joy2key for some time now.



    thanks!

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    Re: joy2key

    It may well be a command line application ?

    Try typing joy2key into a terminal and/or post at the joy2key forums

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/joy2...s/forum/822705

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    Re: joy2key

    I went to the sourceforge fork for joy2key, but couldn't find anything there. I made a few more searches on the ubuntu forum and found this--

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...97&postcount=5

    Following the instructions, I was able to finish the first step, but on the second step, I got an error message--

    Code:
    jimsyyap@jimsyyap-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall
    [sudo] password for jimsyyap: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
      linux-headers-2.6.32-28-generi
       linux-headers-2.6.32-28
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    The following extra packages will be installed:
      dpkg-dev fakeroot
      libtimedate-perl xz-utils
    Suggested packages:
      debian-keyring
      debian-maintainers
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      build-essential checkinstall
      dpkg-dev fakeroot
      libtimedate-perl xz-utils
    0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
    Need to get 1,172kB of archives.
    After this operation, 3,924kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    Get:1 http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main libtimedate-perl 1.1900-1 [41.4kB]
    Get:2 http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main xz-utils 4.999.9beta+20091116-1 [228kB]
    Get:3 http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/main dpkg-dev 1.15.5.6ubuntu4.5 [654kB]
    Get:4 http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main build-essential 11.4build1 [7,278B]
    Get:5 http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/universe checkinstall 1.6.1-10 [124kB]
    Get:6 http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main fakeroot 1.14.4-1ubuntu1 [118kB]
    Fetched 1,172kB in 29s (39.1kB/s)
    Selecting previously deselected package libtimedate-perl.
    (Reading database ... 176895 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking libtimedate-perl (from .../libtimedate-perl_1.1900-1_all.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package xz-utils.
    Unpacking xz-utils (from .../xz-utils_4.999.9beta+20091116-1_i386.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package dpkg-dev.
    Unpacking dpkg-dev (from .../dpkg-dev_1.15.5.6ubuntu4.5_all.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package build-essential.
    Unpacking build-essential (from .../build-essential_11.4build1_i386.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package checkinstall.
    Unpacking checkinstall (from .../checkinstall_1.6.1-10_i386.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package fakeroot.
    Unpacking fakeroot (from .../fakeroot_1.14.4-1ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Setting up libtimedate-perl (1.1900-1) ...
    Setting up xz-utils (4.999.9beta+20091116-1) ...
    Setting up dpkg-dev (1.15.5.6ubuntu4.5) ...
    Setting up build-essential (11.4build1) ...
    Setting up checkinstall (1.6.1-10) ...
    Setting up fakeroot (1.14.4-1ubuntu1) ...
    update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/fakeroot-sysv to provide /usr/bin/fakeroot (fakeroot) in auto mode.
    
    jimsyyap@jimsyyap-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get build dep joy2keyE: Invalid operation build
    jimsyyap@jimsyyap-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get build dep joy2key
    E: Invalid operation build
    jimsyyap@jimsyyap-desktop:~$
    What do I do next?

    Thanks!

    - total noob--first week on ubuntu.
    Last edited by uRock; March 5th, 2011 at 04:00 AM. Reason: Code tags.

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    Re: joy2key

    Why are you installing joy2key again ???

    Like howefield said, open a terminal/console and type: joy2key

    I get this but there's no gamepad connected to my laptop.

    Code:
    ~$joy2key
    joy2key - reads joystick status and dispatches keyboard events
    By Peter Amstutz (tetron@interreality.org)
    This is free software under the GNU General Public License (GPL v2)
                  (see COPYING in the joy2key archive)
    You are welcome to use/modify this code, and please e-mail me
    if anything cool comes of it!
    Version: 1.6.3   Binary built on Dec 22 2009 at 13:45:44
    
    Error opening /dev/input/js0!
    Are you sure you have joystick support in your kernel?

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    Re: joy2key

    I typed in joy2key on terminal and here's what I got:

    Code:
    jimsyyap@jimsyyap-desktop:~$ joy2key
    joy2key - reads joystick status and dispatches keyboard events
    By Peter Amstutz (tetron@interreality.org)
    This is free software under the GNU General Public License (GPL v2)
                  (see COPYING in the joy2key archive)
    You are welcome to use/modify this code, and please e-mail me
    if anything cool comes of it!
    Version: 1.6.3   Binary built on Dec 22 2009 at 10:44:26
    
    Must specify a target!
    jimsyyap@jimsyyap-desktop:~$
    I would like to use my logitech gamepad to play games on ubuntu.

    I've been looking into how to install joy2key on ubuntu but find myself facing a wall most of the time. I am looking into the possibility of installing joy2key inside wine and see how that works.

    Thanks!

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    Re: joy2key

    Like the output is telling you, you need to specify a target.

    Read this topic, this will help you. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...hlight=joy2key

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    Re: joy2key

    for closure--I never did get around to figuring out how to use joy2key. Instead, I found and installed qjoypad from here. QJoypad even has a gui making it easy to configure everything.

    To install, simply follow the instructions on the top of the page. Soon as it is installed, I found it under Applications > QJoyPad. Clicking that, it automatically sits in my system tray. Configuring the keys was easy. I simply clicked on Quick Set. A small window appears asking me to click on a button or axis on the gamepad, then click on the corresponding button on my keyboard.

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