joytestSection: Svgalib User Manual (3)
Updated: 14 April 1998
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NAMEjoytest - test the svgalib joystick package in text mode
DESCRIPTIONThis demo program tries to open the joystick with the given number and calibrates it. The user is prompted to press <Return> after which any state change of the joystick is reported until the program is killed.
This demo is part of svgalib and can be found in the demos/ subdirectory of the original svgalib distribution. However, it is not installed in the system by default, s.t. it is unclear where you can find it if your svgalib was installed by some linux distribution. Even then, when you have the demo on your system, you probably won't have the sources s.t. it is only of limited use for you.
In case of any such problem, simply get an svgalib distribution from the net. You even don't need to install it. Just make in the demos/ subdirecty. As of this writing, svgalib-1.3.0.tar.gz is the latest version and can be retrieved by ftp from sunsite.unc.edu at /pub/Linux/libs/graphics and tsx-11.mit.edu at /pub/linux/sources/libs which will most probably be mirrored by a site close to you.
CAVEATSThe functions used by this demo are only available in ELF versions of svgalib. Due to backwards compatibility issues it cannot be used with shared a.out libs.
svgalib(7), vgagl(7), libvga.config(5), threed(6), accel(6), bg_test(6), eventtest(6), forktest(6), fun(6), keytest(6), scrolltest(6), speedtest(6), spin(6), testaccel(6), testgl(6), testlinear(6), vgatest(6), plane(6), wrapdemo(6), vgatest(6), mjoytest(6), joystick_init(3), joystick_close(3), joystick_update(3), joystick_sethandler(3), joystick_setdefaulthandler(3), joystick_getnumaxes(3), joystick_getnumbuttons(3), joystick_getaxis(3), joystick_getbutton(3), joystick_button1(3), joystick_getb1(3), joystick_x(3), joystick_getx(3).
The svgalib joystick handler was mostly done by Daniel Engstr\"om <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Multiple joystick, VC switching support and code to glue it into svgalib by Michael Weller <email@example.com>. Part of the code is based on code from C. Smith and Vojtech Pavlik.