joystick - set of testing and calibration tools for joysticks

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name joystick
Package version 1.4.7
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 109 B
Download size 40.57 KB
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Some useful tools for using joysticks:
ffcfstress(1) - force-feedback stress test
ffmvforce(1)  - force-feedback orientation test
ffset(1)      - force-feedback configuration tool
fftest(1)     - general force-feedback test
jstest(1)     - joystick test
jscal(1)      - joystick calibration tool
evtest and inputattach, which used to be part of this package, are now
available separately.


Package Version Architecture Repository
joystick_1.4.7-2_i386.deb 1.4.7 i386 Debian Main
joystick - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libsdl1.2debian >= 1.2.11


Type URL
Binary Package joystick_1.4.7-2_amd64.deb
Source Package joystick

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install joystick deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install joystick




2014-07-12 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (1:1.4.7-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Change the architecture to "linux-any" since both packages are
* Add upstream signing key.
2014-01-08 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (1:1.4.7-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release:
- Fix Spaceball 4000FLX initialization with newer firmware.
Closes: #298494. Thanks Andrew Basterfield!
* Standards-Version 3.9.5, no change required.
* Add VCS URIs.
2013-05-06 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (1:1.4.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
- Disable CRTSCTS on ELO touchscreens. Closes: #699030. Thanks Thierry
- Handle long device names correctly. Closes: #706744. Thanks Ralf
* Drop hardening.patch, merged upstream.
* Standards-Version 3.9.4, no change required.
* Switch to my Debian address.
2012-06-08 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (1:1.4.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Enable hardened build using debhelper 9.
* Standards-Version 3.9.3, no further change required.
2011-09-08 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (1:1.4.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
- Splits the udev rules for w8001 devices so that the correct baud
rate is used. Closes: #632961.
- Documents the conflict with xserver-xorg-input-wacom.
- Creates /var/lib/joystick/ if necessary. Closes: #632623.
- inputattach avoids resetting the line discipline if the device is
already in use. Closes: #630173.
* Remove braces in joystick.install and joystick.manpages.
2011-06-25 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (1:1.4.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
- Handles other retry errors correctly (thanks to Alexander Clouter
for the patch). Closes: #631608.
2011-06-20 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (1:1.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Upstream release.
* Correct the udev rule in inputattach's README.Debian (thanks to Raoul
Bönisch). Closes: #628369.
* Provide default udev rules for Wacom W8001 devices (thanks to
Alexander Clouter, Brian Murray and Kees Cook).
* Add upstream homepage.
* Standards-Version 3.9.2, no change required.
2011-04-04 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (1:1.4~rc1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version:
- Builds with --as-needed. Closes: #607009.
- inputattach supports W8001. Closes: #616443.
- inputattach supports Zhen-Hua. LP: #648945.
* Drop all patches, merged upstream. Drop README.source explaining quilt
usage, and --with-quilt directive to sh.
* Drop manpages, merged upstream.
* Drop store/restore tools, merged upstream.
* Rework udev rules:
- provide agents to delay invoking inputattach or jscal-restore until
they become available;
- drop jskeepalive and use sleep instead to stop Acrux devices from
going into a coma (as suggested by Oliver Neukum), for kernels prior
to 2.6.39;
- only apply the udev rules when adding devices (as suggested by
Roberto Neri).
* Standards-Version 3.9.1, no change required.
* No longer ship evtest, its source is maintained separately (and will
be removed from future upstream versions of joystick).
2010-07-11 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (20051019-12) unstable; urgency=low
* Use the correct maximum number of axes. LP: #595767.
* Small fixes to the manpages.
* Correct all remaining ioctl() checks. Closes: #587439.
* Explain the purpose of calibration and how to determine whether a
joystick is calibrated. LP: #497835.
* Standards-Version 3.9.0: use Breaks rather than Conflits, and
incidentally move the Breaks on dvb-utils to evtest where it really
2010-05-16 - Stephen Kitt <>
joystick (20051019-11) unstable; urgency=low
* evtest: flush standard output, thanks Florian Fainelli! Closes:

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