I recently received a Logitech Rumblepad 2 (a joystick, like a PS2 controller) from a friend.
How would I configure this in Ubuntu? If possible, I would prefer to use a GUI utility.
jstest-gui, but it shows my accelerometer!
Not tested by me, but found in a link provided at: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=393425, I hope this may help.
Install joystick and jscalbrator
sudo apt install joystick jscalibrator
then run the calibration processes
jscal -c /dev/input/js0(this is my joystick location, check yours)
jstest /dev/input/js0(or wherever) If I remember correctly, this should return 0 for no error.
and it should recognize the type of gamepad correctly and recognize all of your buttons, and axis
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.
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
joystick is a set of commandline utilities.
You can install them using:
sudo apt-get install jstest-gtk
sudo apt-get install joystick
Jstest-gtk is a front end to joystick's commandline tools.
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.
The answers here are getting a bit old now, and users seem to be having issues again, so this is a current 2016 solution to configuring your joystick or gamepad on Ubuntu.
You can use
antimicro, it is a fork of
joy2key and has a
GUI, use this
PPA for 12.04 to 15.10
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ryochan7/antimicro sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install antimicro
For 16.04+ use this
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install antimicro
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
qjoypad --notray. It does use a GUI.
How to Install Qjoypad
First add the GetDeb Games ppa
wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add - sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu raring-getdeb games" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
Then update and install package
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install qjoypad
Alternatively download the package here and install with your favorite package manager.