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Some time ago, maybe two years I bought a Joystick. Logitech Freedom 2.4 Cordless Joystick. But I guess I bought it at the wrong moment. Why? …

At that time the Free Software revolution was taking over me, and I stopped my gamer career and went with another — programming. So after some time, the Joystick was put in a cabinet and forgotten with time… until…

This year I started flying school (which is coming to an end today due to missunderstandings with my father and the chief of the Skopje Air Club anyways) and I wanted to see how I’m doing on the sym. Downloaded Flight Gear, and just said. Ah, let’s see how does my joystick work under Linux. So I got the wireless dongle and plugged it in the USB port. The light came on…

The immediate response of mine was to run dmesg in the terminal to see whether the Kernel is having troubles with the joystick. The output was AMAZING! Linux just recognized my joystick, initiated the driver and loaded everything else.

I started Flight Gear and the rest went on…

I must say that I had some problems with the calibration of the joystick, because this one has like 5 axes and I’ve got no idea which is which.

But I’m still amazed at how well this worked under Linux!
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Written by Act1v8

August 20, 2007 at 2:36 pm

Posted in flying, linux