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How to remap joystick axes in Ubuntu 20.04?

I recently purchased a Thrustmaster T.16000M Joystick to play older flight sims in Wine 7.0 and am encountering problems with the joystick axes. While Wine recognizes the joystick and all its buttons/...
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Controllers only work as Virtual Gamepads (steam)

TL;DR: Trying to run Retropie on Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS. My Generic arcade controllers do not work unless they are virtualized by steam. How do I make them work without steam? So, I got some generic ...
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Bluetooth gamepad sleeps after a few seconds

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with RetroArch and a correctly paired 8BitDo Bluetooth gamepad. Everything works fine, except that after a few idle seconds the controller sleeps, causing the next button ...
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8BitDo Bluetooth Controller

I'm having trouble making an 8BitDo Bluetooth controller work with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The controller can successfully pair in all modes (Android, macOS and Windows) but it doesn't get recognized by ...
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how to simulate a joystick

i'm trying to simulate a joystick so variable to joystick output but i don't really find any information about how to make a virtual joystick a came out at these api docs https://www.kernel.org/doc/...
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Getting Double Game Controller Devices When One Plugged In

When I plug in a game controller, Ubuntu returns 2 devices for it. When I plug in my XBox 360 controller, JSTest-gtk shows 2 XBox 360 controllers, but only one of them receives input. When I plug in ...
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Ubuntu(20.04) requires keyboard input from bluetooth mouse-joystick (without keyboard), for connecting the second time. First connect worked

I bought a simple joystick, with just a 360° steering stick and a button on it, to control my PC while watching movies. First connect worked like a charm out of the box, but after shut down and start ...
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How To use a PowerA spectra on Ubuntu 20.04

I have recently received a powerA spectra Controller. I plugged it in to my computer it didn't work as expected. I have tried other solutions from questions similar to mine such as : Installing Driver ...
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How to get force feedback on Logitech Momo Racing

I have an old Logitech Momo Racing wheel. My Ubuntu 20.04 desktop does detect the weel and all buttons/axis are working but not the force feedback. Is there any possibility to enable this? Here is the ...
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DragonRise Gamepad not working on Ubuntu 20.04

I bought a generic DragonRise Gamepad online. but I cannot get it working on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Whilst it is properly detected: $ lsusb Bus 003 Device 008: ID 0079:0006 DragonRise Inc. PC TWIN SHOCK ...
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How can I use Gioteck VX-4 controller in Ubuntu 20.04

I got a Gioteck VX-4 controller on sale, and am having a few problems using it with Linux. I am trying to use it via the USB cable, but other than showing up as a Dualshock 4 controller when running ...
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Problems writing udev rule for gaming mouse

TL;DR is that I have a fancy gaming mouse that I want to disable some of the features of but not all, and it's tricky to pinpoint them. I'm using SUBSYSTEM=="input",ATTRS{serial}=="...
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How can I get my joystick name, in a shell/bash context?

When running from a terminal I type: jstest /dev/input/js1 | grep '^Joystick' and get the name. But the jstest cmd is interactive, and needs a Ctrl+c to finish. How can I get such result into a shell ...
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Where is Google Earth Pro installed in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS [duplicate]

I installed Google Earth Pro using the .deb package. Now I am struggling to find where it is installed. Where do .deb packages get installed in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?
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Mouse Stuck In Upper Right Corner After USB Joystick Insertion

I'm relatively new to Linux so I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but if not I would appreciate a point in the right direction. I am having a strange issue where when I insert my ...
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Setting up an off-brand USB joystick

I've just purchased an off-brand joystick "Esperanza", and I've been trying to set it up for the past hour. Every single time I plug it in, the xpad module gets enabled. Which is for Xbox ...
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Trust controller in X mode, seen but gives no input

I have a Trust GTX YULA controller which I would also like to use on my Ubuntu laptop. The controller has a switch between Direct mode and X mode, where it pretends to be an XBOX controller. X mode ...
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Dualshock 3 controller LEDs constantly flashing - Xubuntu 19.10

I have started using a original dualshock 3 controller on a upto date xubuntu 19.10 install via Bluetooth. Everything pairs via bluez manager gui and the controller works fine, but all 4 of the player ...
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Listening to Joypad Input in Bash Script

I'm looking to write a script to kill a game process with a button combo on a joypad. Is there a way I can listen for joypad button presses in a bash script?
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SteamPlay Elite Dangerous - Recognizing Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick as 'Generic Gamepad'

I switched from W10 to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS some days ago, and up until now, I have found solutions for all my noob questions about stuff. But recently, I installed Steam and tried to install Elite ...
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Joystick App for Ubuntu 18.04

I am trying to use my Android Phone as Joystick for Ubuntu 18.04. I do not want to develop the app from scratch and wanted to know if there is an app on Google Play store which can be used towards ...
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Bluetooth joystick becomes unresponsive

I'm using a decent Bluetooth joystick to control an electric vehicle. I was using a Windows PC and a microcontroller recently and I had no problem with this joystick. I've decided to go with ROS (...
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8Bitdo SN30 Pro, does it work with linux

My 8Bitdo SN30 Pro is not being detected by my computer ether by bluetooth or usb connection. Is the controller not supported in Ubuntu or Linux?
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How to get Cideko air keyboard working in Ubuntu 18.04

I have a Cideko air keyboard, which I got working in a previous ubuntu version by adding the following lines to /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf Section "InputClass" Identifier "evdev ...
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Generic bluetooth joystick driver/udev rules

This is my first question since I'm less than a week old Ubuntu user. I officially switched from W10 on Friday. I have managed to find answers to all my n00b questions until today when I tried to ...
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xboxdrv to move mouse absolutely

Is it possible to use xbox gamepad and xboxdrv to move the mouse pointer to absolute positions? Especially within a square around the screen's center? thanks.
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Disabling mouse movement from left joystick on PS3 controller?

I installed antimicro, which allows me to configure my PS3 controller (USB plugged). While my left joystick's mappings work as expected, it also moves the mouse, which is the "default" behavior for it ...
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Rudder Pedals generates no input

I have a, in my opinion, strange problem. I am using the Saitek rudder pedals already a long time and they worked as it could be expected. Since some weeks I had to re-plug the pedals to get them ...
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How do I configure a joystick in Ubuntu 16.04?

I have a joystick(img) with device id 0079-0006-DragonRise Inc. Generic USB Joystick I would like use it in my Ubuntu 16.04 system. So I tried to install joystick and jscalbrator to confiure the ...
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Playstation3 controller causes random mouse events on ubuntu 16, how to fix?

OS: Ubuntu 16.04 Recently, when I plug a Playstation 3 controller in I get random mouse events. The mouse becomes uncontrollable until the PS3 controller is unplugged. I can not control the mouse ...
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tlp settings not working

Yesterday I tried to play a game with my joystick and it was being disabled and enabled all the time. To fix that, I've downloaded tlp and added my device ID to the blacklist. Worked like a charm. ...
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Usb joystick detected... and removed

I have a strange issue where my usb joystick is detected properly and then nicely removed by the kernel. dmesg output when inserting the usb connector: [ 2319.770016] usb 1-1.5: new full-speed USB ...
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Why does my joystick keep acting like a mouse?

Why does my my joystick keep acting like a mouse? My joystick is a bluetooth 8BitDo NES 30 Pro.
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How to connect XBOX 360 Wireless on Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I'm asking this because of my paranoia. I already know about this question: How do I get an XBOX 360 controller working?, but I want someone to confirm that this is working on 16.04 too. I want to ...
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Bluetooth not working at all after I made some changes to pair with PS3 joystick

I have a "media stuff" computer connected to a TV that I use to play films, music and for gaming. Lately I wanted to use either or both my Wii and PS3 joysticks via the bluetooth provided by the ...
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How to get Magic-NS adapter working with Linux?

I have bought a gamepad adapter called the MAGIC-NS adapter. It supports PC, PS3, and the Nintendo Switch: link I am currently trying to get it to work with my Xubuntu 17.04 installation. I am using ...
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ePSXe on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 doesn't seem to recognize correctly D-pad

I'm here with a problem on my boyfriend's pc: I recently installed ePSXe 2.0.5, but we can't play any games because of an error recognizing the joypad; more specifically it doesn't seem to accept the ...
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is possible connect the xbox360 controller to ubuntu without reciver?

i have a question: i have a one controll of PS4 and i connecte it with my laptop ubuntu and it work fine, but i have a cousin and the have a xbox console with two xbox controlls, we try connect them ...
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run bash scripts via a gamepad/joystick on ubuntu-server?

i have a htpc running ubuntu server 16.04 and i want to plugin a usb gamepad/joystick and and run bash scripts via the buttons. i googled around i found some tools like qjoypad, that would do that ...
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Installing Driver for XBox PowerA Spectra Controller

I've got this controller ("www.bestbuy.com/site/power-a-spectra-controller-for-xbox-one-black/8685189.p?skuId=8685189") that I'm trying to get to work on Ubuntu, but its causing immense trouble. This ...
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DualShock 4 V2 vibration/rumble

I borrowed a dualshock 4 V1 a few days ago and after checking everything was working ok I decided to get one, so I bought a v2. I found out everything works fine except for vibration. Is it still not ...
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How can I make a bluetooth joypad that works fine within Ubuntu work with games and emulators?

I have an OUYA bluetooth joypad. It works fine within Ubuntu 16.04, it was a breeze to pair. I can even use it as a mouse within Ubuntu, and JStest sees it and recognizes every button and axis ...
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UDEV to detect bluetooth joystick

Using Ubuntu MATE 16.04 My issue is I have a bluetooth joystick however when it connects, it controls my mouse. More specifically, when I play a game, the cursor goes all over the screen. To fix this ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - XBOX360 USB controller detected, but not listed as joystick

So I'm a pretty fresh Linux user, and as I'm going to travel a bit soon I really wanted to use my wired XBOX 360 controller to play some games on my laptop, but I've been unable to make it work, so I ...
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How can I configure my x-server, that gamepad input prevents screen locking?

The problem is, that if I play with my gamepad (on zsnes which by the way should not matter), I get interrupted by the screenlock after some time, because the input in not coming from the mouse or ...
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Driver for a racing wheel

is there any driver or something for ACME STI Racing Wheel on Ubuntu? Cause I tried playing any racing game on Ubuntu but the game just doesn't work with the Racing Wheel.
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Joystick not working as a mouse

I have recently purchased a cyborg v.1 joystick. I have also installed jstest-gtk. When I configure it, it connects to the joystick and interprets the movement, however, I have not been able to use ...
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Use udev to rename devices with same properties

I have two types of gamepad that have the same udev properties. One is a USB NES controller and the other is a USB SNES controller. The udev info is identical for both of them. P: /devices/pci0000:...
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How to map keyboard keys to joystick buttons using joy2key?

There isn't much documentation on the game I'm playing using WINE, and it doesn't detect a joystick. I want to use joy2key to map keyboard keys to joystick buttons, but can't figure out exactly how to ...
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XBox Controller blinking

I've connected a XBox Wireless Controller for PC with my ubuntu machine. Everything works fine and all js0-3 devices in /dev/input/ are available. But normally the circle in the middle of the ...
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