[SDL] SDL Problems in General

Leo . leom0n at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 30 11:55:01 PST 2003


Could you please let me know how SDLJoytest works w/ the broken setup?
I'd like to see it work under such a failure condition?

Thanks
Samuel E. Bray

On Friday 03 October 2003 2:21 pm, Thierry Thomas wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm using SDL 1.2.6 on FreeBSD, with a MS SideWinder USB joypad, but it
> does not run "out of the box": SDL tries to open the device in O_RDWR,
> and it fails.
>
> After this minor patch:
>
> --- src/joystick/bsd/SDL_sysjoystick.c.orig	Sat Aug 30 21:13:05 2003
> +++ src/joystick/bsd/SDL_sysjoystick.c	Thu Oct  2 23:18:12 2003
> @@ -234,7 +234,7 @@
>  	struct report *rep;
>  	int fd;
>
> -	fd = open(path, O_RDWR);
> +	fd = open(path, O_RDONLY);
>  	if (fd == -1) {
>  		SDL_SetError("%s: %s", path, strerror(errno));
>  		return (-1);
>
> it works.
>
> There exist perhaps joysticks which accept a write mode, and we could
> use something like
>
> fd = open(path, O_RDWR);
> if (fd == -1) {
>      fd = open(path, O_RDONLY);
>      if (fd == -1) {
>           SDL_SetError("%s: %s", path, strerror(errno));
> ...
>
> but it does not seem useful.
>
> Regards,

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