Hardware Reference
In-Depth Information
Controllers on the Raspberry Pi
Before we begin, you will want to install the joystick package to your device. Type sudo
apt-get -y install joystick at the command line and press Enter . The joystick
package includes an application called jstest , which will help you identify and
troubleshoot your controllers.
When a controller is connected and recognized by the Raspberry Pi, a new entry will be
made in the /dev/input/ folder. This folder contains a list of all connected input
devices. You should see files like event0 , mouse0 , and kb0 depending on what has
been connected. When your controller is connected, you should see a new item called js0 .
The 0 at the end of the item indicates the order in which it was connected. You can have
multiple items connected, and they will each get an increasing number.
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