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Thread: Question about MAKEDEV

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
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    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
    I've managed to figure out how to add a gamepad (joystick) to my system so I can use my cheap 4-button gamepad to play NES roms.

    I found instructions in another thread that said to use:

    Code:
    MAKEDEV js
    Which created js0, js1, etc.. under /dev/input.

    The thread also gave instructions on how to modify /etc/modules to include the modules to support the gameport and the joystick/gamepad as well as create a modules.conf file all to be reloaded everytime I boot so I don't have to do it manually each time.

    However...(and this is my problem)

    Once I reboot, the device 'js0' (as well as the other js* devices) no longer exists. The modules and modules.conf files are still there, but the device doesn't exist thus rendering them useless.

    How do I make this device activation permanent?

    EDIT: Here is the thread I used.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=338457
    Last edited by gear_head; April 22nd, 2008 at 06:09 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
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    Re: Question about MAKEDEV

    yeah... I'm having the same problem. Call me lazy, but I don't like having to go to the command prompt whenever I want to use my joystick, even if it is only to type a few lines.
    Didn't happen to figure it out did you?

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