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PS2 Joystick in Ubuntu for PC and PS2 Games
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Hey guys i bought a core i7 2600 and i thinking to installed only Ubuntu Linux on it. If i buy a PS2 joystick my ubuntu will recognize it? I only want that to play all the Final Fantasy for PS2, but when i finished that games, i would like to play some pc games with PS2 joystick to protect my keyword. Excuse me for my deficient english, i am non native speaker.
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#2
Any joystick detected by linux (actually SDL) will work. I personally use a ps3 pad.
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(12-07-2011, 09:02 PM)gregory Wrote: I personally use a ps3 pad.

On Ubuntu?
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#4
Well debian but it is the same. However only for PCSX2 I never test others games.
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#5
Is any driver needed or Linux already supports generic driver? Btw does Bluetooth work?
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#6
Yes I have bluetooth (rumble too) but I installed qtsixa driver. For usb, it is just plug and play (pure linux), you don't need anythings.
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#7
/to Agonizer According to some retail websites, the DS2 + USB converter combo can be used on the PS3 as a generic controller. And if it is a generic controller, it should work on Linux w/o problem. If you have not bought it yet, I'll try and tell you in the next few days. I'm kinda busy recently.

/to gregory It is what I want to hear Tongue. It seems that Linux has better driver support. For example, when I connect an Android smartphone to Ubuntu and tether to share the Wi-Fi connection, Linux recognizes it as a USB network. Windows 7 fails to do that Sad.

Why do you 2 prefer Linux? For developers, Windows is an essential requirement for development tools. And for end-users, Windows is the best choice because of its easy-to-use GUI as well as greater number of software. I do not see any reason to use Linux. The only exception would be in workplace, because big companies dare not to use illegal software.
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#8
lol

They're is also developement tool on linux. In my work (hardware developement), tools are often unix (linux) only compatible. But I change to linux before to work on hardware. Actually I begin with MSDOS then I do w3.1,w95,98,2000 (xp like not ME). One day, after listen several people said that they installed a linux. I said to my self, if they can, I can do it too. I search to dl mandrake/mandriva. I create a dual boot. Quickly I use only linux, I did not find any difference with window. French police said there is 2 difference between win and linux, the first is game, the second is the different picture for icons...
Around 6-8 month later I switch to Debian and never change, I fell in love Tongue2

No here the reason why I stay on linux.
1/ gui as easy to use as window. Well I become old, so I never use aero, compiz and co. I found all those craps slow at best. We probably don't have the same level of comparison for easy.
2/ very big number of software that I can install easily, I don't need to dig into all the web... Except all MS only video games.
2/ I can adapt the OS to me rather than adapt me to the OS. Can write small script easily to extend it.
3/ virtual desktop -> better than drugs Tongue2
4/ command line. Very handy and efficient.
5/ free. Why pay when you can have somethings LEGAL and free?
6/ free software. When I got an issue I can get the code of my software and fix it. I can follow all the issue on a bug tracker and receive an email notification when it is fixed. there are lots of manuals. I can learn from it. And I learned a lots of things.
7/ Last but not least, highly reparable system. I do too much things with my computer and I'm not careful. I screw up a lots of things on my linux (including the boot loader), I always find a way to repair it. Sometimes it takes years to find the solution to an issue. On windows, I always ended to reinstall from scratch.
8/ I nearly forgot no virus, and slow antivir Wink

So to conclude, it suit my need. I have a full control of my OS and it is highly enjoyable. It is always painful to go back to window (xp never saw 7 yet in my life) for any reason.
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#9
/to Livy thanks for your answer. I am waiting when you were less busy.

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#10
Hey i just bought this gamepad joystick (http://www.dilongsz.com/en/Products_detail.asp?ID=485), and it work, but the vibration doesnt work on ubuntu 11.10 64 bits. I tried to do something on the One Pad, but i didn see any option for this. Can i add another controller plugin to my pcsx2...lilypad or another plugin, how can i do that? Another thing, why i just have only plugin of video, audio, game controller and so on? How could i add some more plugins?

PS: Excuse me for my deficient english, i am non native speaker.
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