Enable Joypad Support
From DSL Wiki
This seems kinda banal, but with an SNES and a VBA emulator available for DSL, I think it's important that the users know how to enable a joypad.
sudo insmod joydev
That's all that must be done.
Of course, I hear you ask: "But I gotta do it every time I boot. How can I make it an automatic thing?"
Shove it in an init script. I keep mine in /sbin/hotplug-knoppix (since it's a hotpluggable device, and all). just add:
to the end of /sbin/hotplug-knoppix and you'll have your joypads - USB or old-skool gamepad type - available even if you don't elect to enter X.
Another method for making this, or any other "system" sort of command, a permanent part of your DSL experience is to add the commands to /opt/bootlocal.sh
Oh, and to test if it's really working, try typing
If you see weird stuff scrolling on your screen whenever you move your pad, you're ready to game.
(Thanks to Fordi)
To enable a Sidewinder joypad on your gameport, add these lines to /opt/bootlocal.sh:
modprobe ns558 modprobe gameport modprobe sidewinder