Re: Saitek P2600 and Minecraft
The first thing I would do is install jstest-gtk from the repositories. Start it up and verify your controller is working. If so you should see the controller and then hit "properties" and verify that all buttons and axis are working. If yes then I recommend the program antimicro for setting up a config for Minecraft. There are debs available for ubuntu here- http://www.ryochan7.com/projects/antimicro/
I have made configs for Minecraft using antimicro for my DS3,DS4 and F710 controllers and its works beautifully!
SYSTEM-Sony Vaio VPCF13YFX CPU-Intel 740Q M quad core GPU-Nvidia GeForce GT425M 1gb dedicated RAM-8gb crucial
OS- Ubuntu 14.04, KxStudio 12.04