I have two joysticks. Both of them are detected in Ubuntu as "DragonRise Inc. Generic USB Joystick". And their second axis (the right stick) is detected as part of the first axis, and works erratically. Also some applications, such as some emulators fail to detect them in any way.

One is a 3GC SteelSeries Rumble Controller, and the other one is generic. I don't know what to do, as I need them for my job.


My understanding is that there are driver issues, further work may need to be done reverse engineering the devices, they have never worked 100% and recently got worse.

There have been no developments for the drivers for many years, but there are a few mentions of this problem in 2015 (Youtube, Debian bug) so perhaps Steam is helping draw attention to these devices.

I found jstest-gtk a nice utility when checking these things out, my experiences with Xbox compatible controllers is very good, but I'm looking for a more PSX style one myself.

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