[Linux/0.54beta1] Controller detection problem

Discussion in 'Racer Problems & Fixes' started by Rallymen007, May 19, 2010.

  1. Rallymen007



    I've just downloaded Racer for Linux (the last beta released) and it fails to detect my controller (a Dualshock plugged in a BigBen adaptator).

    Here's the relevant line (I think) of the QLog:
    Wed May 19 08:50:25 (WARN ): [racer/21079] QDXJoy: can't create/find joystick #0
    I'm using Ubuntu 10.04. Controller is detected by the OS ("cat /dev/input/js0" returns symbols changing when I move analog sticks).

    Any help ?
    Thanks in advance,

  2. You sort of said it yourself :) The linux kernel and udev creates the device as /dev/input/js0 while racer expects to find a /dev/js0. Just do a symbolic link (in your startup scripts if you want it permanent - for example /etc/rc.local):

    ln -s /dev/input/js0 /dev/js0

    That's the "hackish" way to do it. A best would be to fix racer, second best to configure udev to create the device as /dev/js0 - but that might break other stuff depending on /dev/input/js0.
  3. R110


    Thank you, Lars!
    I`ve got a thrustmaster wheel with clutch, and it didn`t work, but after copying a link jso to /dev it WORKED.
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