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:
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.
Last edited by gear_head; April 22nd, 2008 at 06:09 PM.
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?