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linuxconsole tools Release 1.5.1 http://sf.net/projects/linuxconsole/ This package contains the following utilities and associated documentation: * inputattach - connects legacy serial devices to the input layer * joystick utilities - calibrate and test joysticks and joypads The evtest tool, which used to be part of this package, is now maintained separately at http://cgit.freedesktop.org/evtest/ and https://bugzilla.freedesktop.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=evtest Joystick utilities ------------------ The following utilities are provided to calibrate and test joysticks: * evdev-joystick - calibrate joystick devices (including dead zones and fuzz) * ffcfstress, ffmvforce, fftest - test force-feedback devices * ffset - set force-feedback device parameters * jscal - calibrate joystick devices, reconfigure the axes and buttons * jscal-store, jscal-restore - store and retrieve joystick device settings as configured using jscal * jstest - test joystick devices The typical scenario when configuring a new device is as follows: 1. Check the basic functions using jstest (number of buttons, axes, etc.). 2. Calibrate the joystick using jscal (this can be useful even if the device functions correctly, if only to configure the dead-zone at the centre). 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the joystick is configured to the user's satisfaction. 4. Store the device's setup using jscal-store. Installation ------------ Most of the utilities have no particular requirement beyond a libc and the Linux input layer headers (normally part of your libc installation). ffmvforce requires SDL (libsdl1.2-dev on Debian derivatives). To install the utilities and their manpages, run make or make SYSTEMD_SUPPORT=1 and then as root make install from the distribution's top directory. This will install everything into /usr/local. Should you wish to install the tools elsewhere, you can use the PREFIX variable: PREFIX=/usr make install The Makefiles also recognise the DESTDIR variable which can be used to install into a temporary directory (this is useful mainly for distribution packagers). Auto-loading inputattach and jscal-restore ------------------------------------------ udev can be used to start inputattach and jscal-restore when the appropriate device is connected to the system (or detected when the system is booting up). The following rule restores the stored calibration and axis/button mappings whenever a joystick device is connected: KERNEL=="js*", ACTION=="add", RUN+="/usr/bin/jscal-restore %E{DEVNAME}" (change the path as appropriate). This rule needs /usr to be available, which can cause issues on systems where udev is run from the initramfs or where /usr is a separate partition. To work around this, the Debian package uses a script provided by Debian's udev package to wait for jscal-restore to become available. Should you wish to reproduce this, you need to create a udev agent (/lib/udev/jscal-restore) containing the following: #!/bin/sh -e # udev agent for jscal-restore wait_for_file() { local file=$1 local count=120 while [ $count != 0 ]; do [ -e "$file" ] && return 0 sleep 1 count=$(($count - 1)) done exit 1 } ( wait_for_file /usr/bin/jscal-restore exec /usr/bin/jscal-restore $1 ) & and change the udev rule to KERNEL=="js*", ACTION=="add", RUN+="/lib/udev/jscal-restore %E{DEVNAME}" The following rule forces flaky Acrux gamepads to stay awake: KERNEL=="js*", ACTION=="add", ATTRS{name}=="ACRUX USB GAMEPAD 8116", RUN+="/bin/sleep 5000 < /dev/%k" (This should only be necessary on kernels older than 2.6.39-rc1.) The following rule configures a Mouse Systems mouse on the first serial port: KERNEL=="ttyS0", ACTION=="add", RUN+="/usr/bin/inputattach --daemon -msc /dev/%k" If you need to wait for /usr you can adapt the recipe above. The following rules configures a Wacom W8001 devices on a Fujitsu T2010[2] or on Lenovo X200-series laptops and tablets: SUBSYSTEM=="tty", KERNEL=="ttyS[0-9]*", ATTRS{id}=="FUJ02e5", ACTION=="add|change", RUN+="/usr/bin/inputattach --daemon --baud 19200 --w8001 /dev/%k" SUBSYSTEM=="tty", KERNEL=="ttyS[0-9]*", ATTRS{id}=="WACf00c", ACTION=="add|change", RUN+="/usr/bin/inputattach --daemon --baud 38400 --w8001 /dev/%k" These rules are liable to cause conflicts with the X.org wacom driver. For example, on some Debian-based systems the /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-wacom.conf configuration file needs to be amended so that the "MatchProduct" line matching one of the identifiers used above ("FUJ02e5" or "WACf00c", the latter being matched by "WACf") no longer contains the matching identifier. The appropriate X.org driver when using inputattach in this way is evdev. A udev rule, especially shipped in a custom OS package is not always applicable because it cannot handle the conflict presented by the fact that not all computers are built the same and on one computer, e.g ttyS1 can be attached to a specific touchscreen, in another computer it can be attached to a different kind of touchscreen or a different device or connected at all. For this case, a wrapper script started from sysvinit, upstart, or systemd is better suited. systemd needs special treatment inside inputattach: a notification must be sent to it when inputattach becomes "ready". To achieve this, the previously mentioned "make SYSTEMD_SUPPORT=1" must be used to include this support. Then a systemd unit file and the wrapper script can be added, similar to the following: ----8<---- inputattach-wrapper.sh ----8<---- #!/bin/sh SYSTEM=`detect_computer_type` case $SYSTEM in type1) inputattach --daemon -pm9k /dev/ttyS2 ;; type2) inputattach --daemon -mtouch /dev/ttyS2 ;; # and so on *) # do nothing for other computers ;; esac # Exit without errors, so systemd won't try to # restart our script for the "do nothing" case. exit 0 ----8<- end of inputattach-wrapper.sh-8<---- ----8<---- inputattach.service ----8<---- [Unit] Description=inputattach helper service [Service] Type=forking NotifyAccess=all ExecStart=/usr/sbin/inputattach-wrapper.sh [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target ----8<- end of inputattach.service----8<---- Configuring PS3 controller LEDs ------------------------------- The js-set-enum-leds can be used with udev to ensure that the controller LEDs on PS3 controllers match their identifiers as set by Bluetooth host software. This ensures that if the controllers are plugged in before the Bluetooth daemon starts, the LEDs still match the identifier assigned once the daemon has initialised. The following udev rule achieves this: # Set PS3 controller leds to the same value bluez will choose for it. # IMPORT{parent} used because $parent did not appear to be working; we # don't need the devpath of the js device for this so it is OK to overwrite. ACTION=="add", KERNEL=="js*", IMPORT{parent}="DEVPATH", ATTRS{name}=="Sony PLAYSTATION(R)3 Controller", RUN+="/lib/udev/js-set-enum-leds /sys/%E{DEVPATH}/device/leds/ $number" Contributors ------------ The following people have contributed to this release: * Johann Walles: jscal jitter tolerance. * Dr. László Kaján: button and axis remapping. * Sebastian Siewior: EVIOCGBIT correction. * Krzysztof A. Sobiecki: improvements to the button and axis remapping functions. * Claudio Nieder: Sahara Touch-iT213 support. * Florian Fainelli: evtest fixes. * Alexander Clouter: W8001 support and error-handling fixes. * Roberto Neri: much discussion, and fixes and improvements to jscal-store/jscal-restore and the udev rules given above. * Jean Delvare: inputattach improvements, TAOS support. * Brian Murray and Kees Cook: Lenovo W8001 support. * Raoul Bönish: fixes for the udev rules. * John Sung: PenMount 3000, 6000 and 6250 support. * Christian Gmeiner: TSC-40 support. * Kyle Manna: various build fixes. * Denis Gonsiorovsky: Genius EasyPen 3x4 tablet support. * Jaromir Capik: 64-bit fixes and changes from ff-utils (based on a patch originally by Jean-Philippe Meure). * Ralf Jung: fixes for long device names. * Andrew Basterfield: fix for Spaceball 4000FLX support. * bri: PS3 controller LED configuration * Julian Squires: Wacom IV support. * Jamie Lentin: mouseman4 mode. * Böszörményi Zoltán: eGalaxTouch support, Hampshire support, systemd notification. * Stephen Anthony: evdev-joystick (based on G25manage). * Hans Verkuil: Pulse-Eight HDMI CEC dongle support. * Jon Sangster: min/max axis control in evdev-joystick. License ------- The linuxconsole tools are Copyright © 1996-2005 Vojtech Pavlik Copyright © 2001 Oliver Hamann Copyright © 2001-2002 Johann Deneux Copyright © 2001 Arndt Schoenewald Copyright © 2008-2016 Stephen Kitt Copyright © 2016 Stephen Anthony This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA. The GNU General Public License version 2 is provided in the COPYING file.
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