On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 4:53 PM, Hans de Goede <hdegoede(a)redhat.com> wrote:
This weekend I lost 2 hours figuring out why supertuxkart would not
recognize a standard logitech usb gamepad.
After 2 hours I found out that the problem is that some games
need to joydev module to interact with usb-hid devices as
the use the /dev/js interface rather then the /dev/input/event#
interface, once I had installed kernel-modules-extras everything
just worked, the module auto loaded stk recognized the gamepad
and things just worked (tm) which is what I believe is the
experience we want to offer ootb.
Therefor I would like to request for the joydev module to be
moved from kernel-modules-extras into the main kernel-modules
A bunch of games use the means we now have to specify a "Requires:
kernel-module(joydev)" style syntax so it doesn't matter where the
module resides (sorry, don't know the exact syntax offhand).