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Hi,

I have an new intel RedHat Linux 7.0 system and a soundcard in it. I am not able to use the sound card or my new joystick. I am sure that the drivers aren't set properly for these devices.

My joystick is a Logitech Wingman Extreme Digital 3D. My sound card (I think) is a SB Live!.

I have already tried to rebuild the RedHat kernel with drivers enabled for these devices. That doesn't seem to have any effect.

What steps should I take to get the joystick working?

Where can I find the drivers required for this joystick for the RedHat 7.0 system?

Thanks in advance!
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Hi,

Have you tried using the config utilities in the redhat joystick rpm ? This is where to find the rpm if you don't have it to hand --> http://www.mirror.ac.uk/sites/ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/7.0/en/os/i386/RedHat/RPMS/joystick-1.2.15-5.i386.rpm

Redhat has got a module called joy-logitech which is for logitech joysticks (although maybe not all ?).

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Hi,

Just a bit more detail if you don't get anywhere with the joystick rpm..

A first joystick would use /dev/input/js0 (aka /dev/js0 via a soft link).

You may have to create the device files 'by hand' :

cd /dev
mkdir input                    (if /dev/input directory does not exist)
mknod input/js0 c 13 0         (make char13 device node /dev/input/js0)
ls -s input/js0 js0            (make link to it as /dev/js0)

Then you need to load the necessary modules :

/sbin/modprobe joydev         (joystick support module - may already be compiled into kernel)
/sbin/modprobe ns558          (assuming on game port)
/sbin/modprobe adi            (actual logitech driver

You could try to make them load on demand by adding the following to /etc/modules.conf

alias char-major-13 joydev ns558 adi

See also --> http://www.suse.cz/development/input/index.html

For the audio, try to do 'cat /proc/pci' and that should tell you whats attached to the pci bus - i.e. to identify your card more accurately. Then have a look at --> http://www.alsa-project.org .

Rgds

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