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Saitek X52 Flight Control System (Joystick, USB)

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Saitek X52 Flight Control System (Joystick, USB)
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The Saitek X52 Flight Control System is a USB joystick with USB-ID 06a3:0255

Bus 008 Device 002: ID 06a3:0255 Saitek PLC X52 Flight Controller

Linux automatically recognizes the joystick:

usb 8-2: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
usb 8-2: New USB device found, idVendor=06a3, idProduct=0255
usb 8-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 8-2: Product: Saitek X52 Flight Control System
usb 8-2: Manufacturer: Saitek
usb 8-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
input: Saitek Saitek X52 Flight Control System as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb8/8-2/8-2:1.0/input/input6
generic-usb 0003:06A3:0255.0003: input,hidraw2: USB HID v1.00 Joystick [Saitek Saitek X52 Flight Control System] on usb-0000:00:1d.2-2/input0

The joystick is automatically supported und Linux (e.g. under Ubuntu 12.04) without the need to install additional software. All achse, buttons and hatswitches are recognized. However, if one wants to additionally configure the joystick, the program qjoypad can be used. It creates mouse and button events out of the joystick events, i.e. it allows to use the joystick with games and programs that normally would have not joystick support.

Under Ubuntu the program can be installed by:

sudo apt-get install qjoypad

A detailed descirption of qjoypad an be found at

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