I recently recieved a gamepad (a joystick, like a PS2 controller) from a friend.
It's a Logitech Rumblepad 2.
How would I configure this in Ubuntu?
I would like to use a GUI utility.
I tried jstest-gui, but it shows my accelerometer :D!
This process will work for Natty and older versions. For the newest versions please refer to this Answer by RolandiXor. Thank you.
Not tested by me, but found in a link provided at: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=393425, I hope this may help.
There is also an application called jstest-gtk, which seems to do something like that, I post here a screenshot and the link for you: https://github.com/Grumbel/jstest-gtk (This software may need to be compiled in order to make it work)
It is possible to calibrate Joysticks in Kubuntu using KDE's system settings. This is a bit of an "overkill" solution, as of course it requires KDE (and most Ubuntu users will not want this).
I did not have my joystick plugged in for the above screenshot, but I have tried it before and it works.
JStest gtk and joystick
These are two tools included in the Ubuntu repositories that I have not tested recently (I found these when looking for other options). The first of the two, jstest-gtk, is a graphical tool, and
You can install them using:
Jstest-gtk is a front end to joystick's commandline tools.
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I am currently using qjoypad for mapping keys (even the mouse) to a Logitech Gamepad F310. It's working well for games that are designed with only keyboard and mouse controls in mind. It seems to require being run from cli as
How to Install Qjoypad
Then update and install package
Alternatively download the package here and install with your favorite package manager.
I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 and have Logitech Rumblepad 2. And what I did was installing these, joystick and jstest-gtk. It's already been calibrate to default and joystick device is detected right. Just plug and play.
If you need to calibrate and save your configuration you can do this, open jtest-gtk, You will see this,
You can calibrate by double click on the device.
Hope it will help you out as it has done to me.
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