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       x52output - command line frontend for the x52pro library


       x52output text 0 'First Line'
       x52output text 1 'Second Line'
       x52output text 2 'Third Line'
       x52output bri 0 40
       x52output bri 1 50
       x52output led 1 1         # not available for old X52
       x52output time 1 12 20
       x52output date 7 10 17
       x52output second 30       # YOKE only
       x52output offset 0 1 0 90 # set 90 minutes offset on time display 2


       x52output  is  a  command  line  frontend  for  the x52pro MFD library. It is intended for
       debugging and/or scripting purposes.

       The x52pro MFD library provides access to the display/LEDS of following SAITEK pro  flight

       ·      X52 Pro Flight Control System

       ·      X52 Flight Control System

       ·      X52 Pro Flight Yoke.

       x52output has following sub-commands:

       text line text
              Outputs a single line of text to one of the three lines on the x52/x52pro MFD. line
              is a number from 0 to 2, text is an alphanumeric text of length 16. Some  graphical
              characters  are  also  supported  but  no  work has currently been spent on charset

       bri mfd brightness
              Sets the brightness of either the button LEDs  (x52pro  only)  or  the  MFD.  mfd=0
              selects  the  buttons  and mfd=1 selects the MFD.  brightness is a decimal value in
              the range from 0 to 127.

       led led-idx color
              Sets the led color of one of the x52pro buttons. led-idx is a value from 1  to  19.
              The meaning of the led-idx values are specified in the next paragraph.

       time h24 hour minute
              Sets  the  time  shown on the MFD. h24=0 displays the time in AM/PM notation, h24=1
              displays the time in 24 Hour notation.  hour is a value from 0 to 24  while  minute
              is a value from 0 to 60.

       date year month mday
              Sets the date shown on the MFD. year, month, and mday are just values from 0 to 99.
              Using this order will show as YY-MM-DD on the MFD but it is  possible  to  use  the
              three values in any order preferred.

       second second
              Sets  the  second  value shown on the Pro Flight Yoke MFD. Can be a value from 0 to

       offset offset
              Sets the time offset of the secondary and tertiary time display of  the  x52/x52pro
              MFD.  idx=0 selects the secondary display while idx=1 selects the tertiary display.
              neg=0 sets a positive offset, neg=1 sets a negative offset.  offset is  in  minutes
              from 0 to 1023.

       led-idx for the led sub-command can be one of the following values:

       1      LED(s) of Fire Button

       2      Red LED of A Button

       3      Green LED of A Button

       4      Red LED of B Button

       5      Green LED of B Button

       6      Red LED of D Button

       7      Green LED of D Button

       8      Red LED of E Button

       9      Green LED of E Button

       10     Red LED of T1 Switch

       11     Green LED of T1 Switch

       12     Red LED of T2 Switch

       13     Green LED of T2 Switch

       14     Red LED of T3 Switch

       15     Green LED of T3 Switch

       16     Red LED of Coolie Hat

       17     Green LED of Coolie Hat

       18     Red LED of i Button

       19     Green LED of i Button

       x52output needs write access to the raw x52 USB device. This package is supplied with udev
       rules for providing write access on the SAITEK MFD joysticks to the plugdev group members.
       If x52output fails, permission problems can be checked by means of running it with sudo.


       If the joystick/yoke is not found x52output will return a status code of 1. In every other
       situation it will return a status code of 0.  This includes malformed command lines.


       x52output can currently control only a single SAITEK mfd device. If there  are  more  than
       one devices attached to the system, the first will always be used.


       Written by Eduard Hasenleithner <>