joytest(3) Svgalib User Manual joytest(3)
joytest - test the svgalib joystick package in text mode
This 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 joy-
stick 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 distri-
bution 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 mir-
rored by a site close to you.
The 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(5), threed(6),
accel(6), bg_test(6), eventtest(6), forktest(6), fun(6),
keytest(6), scrolltest(6), speedtest(6), spin(6), testac-
cel(6), testgl(6), testlinear(6), vgatest(6), plane(6),
wrapdemo(6), vgatest(6), mjoytest(6), joystick_init(3),
joystick_close(3), joystick_update(3), joy-
stick_sethandler(3), joystick_setdefaulthandler(3), joy-
stick_getnumaxes(3), joystick_getnumbuttons(3), joy-
stick_getaxis(3), joystick_getbutton(3), joystick_but-
ton1(3), joystick_getb1(3), joystick_x(3), joy-
The svgalib joystick handler was mostly done by Daniel
Engstr\"om <email@example.com>. Multiple joy-
stick, VC switching support and code to glue it into
svgalib by Michael Weller <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Part of the code is based on code from C. Smith and
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