Im trying to get my gamepad (USB Wired) working with osmc kodi navigation. I know osmc kodi 16 is explicitly compiled with --disable-sdl --disable-joystick.
I tried setup my gamepad with this tutorial
I have used mapping software joymap-0.3, I have tested the maping file with jstest all worked. Every thing should be working fine but … If im not in kodi all works, but when i start kodi my gamepad doesn’t respond and jstest (from ssh) is not showing anything. I think Kodi is blocking /dev/input/js0. I tried Kodi 17 test builds this doesn’t acure there but still i could not make my gamepad working. I tried to install kodi from http://pipplware.pplware.pt but i couldn’t swap kodi packages. Is there kodi packages for osmc with working gamepad. I know that DEV Team is working on integrating RetroPlayer that will have new system implemented but still it’s realy unknown when it will happen. Any help would be appriciated.
Try build it with --enable-joystick and I will merge it if it doesn’t cause ill effect. I would recommend we look at support for this with v17 builds, rather than Jarvis. Adding the gamepad addon may be enough.