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Linux Joystick Driver Gets EvDev Support

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Published on 06 December 2007 08:20 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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Sascha Hlusiak has announced the release of xf86-input-joystick v1.3.1, which is for providing joystick input support on X.Org 7.3. What makes this joystick driver release newsworthy is that it now provides evdev integration. If you're not familiar with evdev, it's the generic input driver for X.Org, and commonly is used for accessing USB input devices. This new joystick driver supports evdev but has fall-back support for the Linux joystick interface. Thanks to the evdev support, the xf86-input-joystick driver can now be auto-loaded with hot-plug support through HAL. A few other changes also make up the xf86-input-joystick v1.3.1 release, which is detailed in the release announcement.

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