On 11-05-15 18:50, Peter Robinson wrote:
On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 4:53 PM, Hans de Goede
> Hi All,
> 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).
I do not think that sprinkling "Requires: kernel-module(joydev)"
all over the place for something which is really just core functionality
which apps should be able to rely on is a good idea. Esp. not when
we are talking about a module which is 6784 bytes on the filesystem.
Also these requires have funny side effects, they cause dnf to
install kernel-debug rather then kernel-modules-extra when the
module is not already present on the system which sorta defeats the