I'm having some problems compiling a 2.4 series kernel with support
for a Microsoft Sidewinder Pro USB joystick. I've read Mike Diack's
joystick mini-howto floating around in this group, claiming kernels
2.4.3 - 2.4.9 have broken joystick support, and offering other advice
which I think I've followed. I believe I have the OHCI USB
controller working (/proc/bus/usb/devices shows the controller, and I
also see the hub successfully detected during boot). When I try cat
or run jstest on /dev/input/js0 (or js1, js2, etc) I get a "No such
device" error. If I re-attach the joystick, I often get the timeout
kernel: usb.c: USB device not accepting new address=4 (error=-110)
One of the kernel options under the USB section is "long timeout for
slow-responding devices"... I tried it, to no avail.
I also read about some problems asus motherboard users have had with
their USB when running two processors... the issue was never really
resolved, and I wonder if I could be experiencing a related problem.
I have an asus AP2400R, RedHat 7.1, two 1 GHz processors, /proc/pci
reveals this USB controller:
Bus 0, device 15, function 2:
USB Controller: ServerWorks OSB4/CSB5 OHCI USB Controller (rev 4).
Master Capable. Latency=32. Max Lat=80.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfa000000 [0xfa000fff].
Here are some of the pertinent modules I have loaded:
Module Size Used by
usb-storage 20336 0 (unused)
hid-input 4416 0 (unused)
hid-core 8704 0 [hid-input]
hid 12736 0 [hid-core]
usb-ohci 17120 0 (unused)
usbcore 56096 1 [usb-storage hid-core hid usb-ohci]
evdev 4144 0 (unused)
joydev 5872 0
sidewinder 8352 0 (unused)
An odd thing is that the joystick works with the stock RedHat 2.4.2
single-processor kernel, but not the stock RedHat 2.4.2 dual processor
Anybody have any idea what's going on? I'd greatly appreciate any