C-media CM8738 gameport troubles
I recently picked up a MS Sidewinder 3d pro ($4.95 from Goodwill :) ) and
decided to see if I could get it working, but I've run into some
difficulties making linux see my gameport.
Asus A7V266 with on-board C-media CM8738-M6 (rev 10)
self-compiled kernel 2.6.6 with alsa and joystick stuff as modules
Debian Sid (a few months out of date, unfortunately)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I can tell, the gameport is supposed
to work, with the joydev, ns558, and sidewinder modules. ns588, however,
# modprobe ns558
FATAL: Error inserting ns558
(/lib/modules/2.6.6/kernel/drivers/input/gameport/ns558.ko): No such
Which led me to believe that I have a config problem further down the line
somewhere, perhaps the alsa driver. The snd_cmipci module has a
joystick_port option which I believe I turned on with the 'options
snd-cmipci joystick_port=1' line in /etc/modutils/alsa.
jstest and "cat /dev/input/js0" still say "No such device", however, and I
don't where to look next. I'm obviously missing something, but there are
too many darn config files. :^) Does anyone else have pointers as to
what's wrong or where I should look for more information?
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