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       jstest-gtk - joystick testing and configuration tool


       jstest-gtk [options]...  [device] files...


       jstest-gtk  is  a  simple  joystick  tester  based on Gtk+. It provides a list of attached
       joysticks, a way to display which buttons and axis are pressed, a way to  remap  axis  and
       buttons and a way to calibrate your joystick.

       Even  when  your  joystick is working mostly fine, you might want to give it a try, as the
       calibration lets you get rid of overlarge default deadzones that many  joysticks  use  and
       then is a noticeable problem in some games.


       jstest-gtk  is  mainly  a  graphical  interface to check that your joysticks and pads work
       properly. You can find precise information on each axis, you can optionally recalibrate it
       and also change the mapping.

       If  you run the program without parameters, you will get a window showing all the joystick
       devices in your system (there can be more than one). When you double click on one of them,
       you will get a newer window with detailed information about its axis and buttons.

       There  are  two  buttons  in  the detailed window called "Mapping" adn "Calibration", that
       allows you to reconfigurate the device.

       If you run the program with a device as an argument (for example /dev/input/js0), you will
       get  the  detailed  window  for  that  device  directly, without getting the whole list of
       joysticks in the system.

       Calibration of the axis consists in a simple window in which you set the  values  that  go
       directly  into  the  operative  system  configuration,  without doing any changes on them.
       They're divided in range and dead zone (or center). In both of them  you  have  to  set  a
       minimum and a maximum. You also have a checkbox for inverting the axis.

       Values  are  changed and applied in the same instant that you modify them, there's no need
       for clicking anywhere or doing anything else for applying the changes.


       These program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options  starting  with
       two dashes (`-').

       -h, --help
              Display help information and exit

       -v, --version
              Display version information and exit


       You can find more information if you visit


       jstest-gtk was written by Ingo Ruhnke <>.

       This manual page was written by Miriam Ruiz <>, for the Debian project
       (and may be used by others).

                                           May  9, 2009                             jstest-gtk(1)