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Bug 80623 - nostromo_n50-1.2.ebuild (Gamepad driver) (New Package)
Summary: nostromo_n50-1.2.ebuild (Gamepad driver) (New Package)
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Default Assignee for New Packages
Keywords: EBUILD
: 144600 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 80621
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Reported: 2005-02-03 12:32 UTC by Thomas Heinrichsdobler
Modified: 2008-02-26 21:04 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

nostromo_n50-1.1b.ebuild (Gamepad driver) (nostromo_n50-1.1b.ebuild,1.25 KB, text/plain)
2005-02-03 12:32 UTC, Thomas Heinrichsdobler
Ebuild for nostromodriver 1.2 (nostromo_n50-1.2.ebuild,793 bytes, text/plain)
2005-12-29 05:37 UTC, Allen Brooker (AllenJB)
Ebuild for nostromo_n50 1.2 (nostromo_n50-1.2.ebuild,813 bytes, text/plain)
2005-12-29 13:04 UTC, Allen Brooker (AllenJB)
Ebuild for nostromo_n50 1.2 (nostromo_n50-1.2.ebuild,831 bytes, text/plain)
2005-12-29 13:15 UTC, Allen Brooker (AllenJB)
Ebuild for nostromo_n50 1.3 (nostromo_n50-1.3.ebuild,873 bytes, text/plain)
2006-01-06 01:30 UTC, James Little
nostromo_n50 1.3 modular x compatible ebuild (nostromo_n50-1.3.ebuild,856 bytes, text/plain)
2006-06-17 14:27 UTC, Allen Brooker (AllenJB)

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Description Thomas Heinrichsdobler 2005-02-03 12:32:35 UTC

I have created an ebuild for the drivers for the nostromo n50 speedpad. Some infos can be found here:

There are drivers that work with linux, so I created an ebuild. To use the n50, you need to have Event interface support enabled in the kernel, the ebuild will check for that. It's not as nicely written as it should, because I don't know too much about eclasses, but it does its job.

After the driver has been installed, all you need to do is start nostromo_daemon and use nostromo_config to setup your key bindings.

The homepage of the driver project on freshmeat:

Suggestions, comments and even complaints are welcome ;)

Comment 1 Thomas Heinrichsdobler 2005-02-03 12:32:59 UTC
Created attachment 50276 [details]
nostromo_n50-1.1b.ebuild (Gamepad driver)
Comment 2 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-04-06 06:05:01 UTC
either of you want this?
Comment 3 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-06-16 10:31:34 UTC
Not a kernel driver.
Comment 4 Allen Brooker (AllenJB) 2005-12-29 05:37:40 UTC
Created attachment 75714 [details]
Ebuild for nostromodriver 1.2

This is an updated ebuild for 1.2, which adds support for the N52. I've also altered the method of checking whether INPUT_EVDEV support is in the kernel to one which also works for built-in support.
Comment 5 Allen Brooker (AllenJB) 2005-12-29 05:40:30 UTC
Forgot to mention: Also note that nostromodriver no longer depends upon scew.
Comment 6 Allen Brooker (AllenJB) 2005-12-29 13:04:17 UTC
Created attachment 75750 [details]
Ebuild for nostromo_n50 1.2

Updated the dependencies
Comment 7 Allen Brooker (AllenJB) 2005-12-29 13:15:10 UTC
Created attachment 75751 [details]
Ebuild for nostromo_n50 1.2

Updated dependencies again
Comment 8 James Little 2006-01-06 01:30:37 UTC
Created attachment 76307 [details]
Ebuild for nostromo_n50 1.3
Comment 9 Scott Price 2006-01-17 07:31:00 UTC
This seems to work.

I put it under x11-misc in my /usr/local/portage/ overlay.  That seemed the best location for it.

This has to be compiled under X by a user that has access to the running X process.  In my case I was logged in to X as my user, and su'd to root in an xterm.  I had to issue 'xhost +' in order for it to compile.  I am not sure why this is.

Why does it check the location of the kernel?  It is not building modules so this seems to be a waste.

Scott  =)
Comment 10 Allen Brooker (AllenJB) 2006-06-17 14:27:07 UTC
Created attachment 89414 [details]
nostromo_n50 1.3 modular x compatible ebuild

Updated ebuild that should be modular X compatible.
Comment 11 Alex 2006-08-17 13:06:26 UTC
JESUS CHRIST WHEN IS THIS GOING TO BE INCLUDED IN PORTAGE ALREADY? I've been using the nostromo driver for over a year and this has been going on forever, just finish the damn thing already!

P.S. Thanks Allen Brooker for improving the ebuild.
Comment 12 Mr. Bones. (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-08-17 13:13:02 UTC
Comment 13 Alex 2006-08-17 14:19:48 UTC
Are you aware that clicking/posting that link does not actually insert that ebuild into portage?
Comment 14 Alex 2006-08-17 14:27:30 UTC
Look, I've been patient. But over a year of waiting is ENOUGH!

Why don't we all just stop maintaining the tree then and simply check all ebuilds on bugzilla and build the entire trees ourselves in overlay directories, what a wondering distribution that would be!
Comment 15 Alex 2006-08-17 14:30:19 UTC
I meant to say *what a wonderful distribution that would be. Don't blame me I'm just putting in as much effort typing here as the developers put into adding new ebuilds.
Comment 16 Allen Brooker (AllenJB) 2006-08-17 14:47:01 UTC
Alex: Please stop posting. You are doing nothing to increase the chances of this package making it into portage. The fact is that the Nostromo isn't that widely a used peice of hardware as far as I'm aware, the package isn't very frequently maintained upstream and the Games team (amoung the many other developers) have hundreds of bugs open for packages that already exist in portage and far more people use than would use this package.

If you want to use the package, download it and put it into your local overlay - that's the primary reason I put it in bugzilla. I personally wouldn't be surprised if this package never makes it into portage, but people search for these things on Bugzilla.

If you really want to get this package into portage, become a developer and help the games team fix all their existing bugs so they have the time to work on this one.

If you'd bothered to read the link posted this information would have been plain to you.

Now please, I beg you, stop posting on this bug - you're doing nothing but annoying the developers and getting yourself a reputation - a bad one!

This is not the way to treat developers!
Comment 17 Alex 2006-08-17 14:57:14 UTC
So if the developers are so busy, buy how do they find the time to include some obscure console stock ticker that is so unpopular that nobody except me even filed a bug that it was discontinued for over a year? Please show me some more bugs that have been in bugzilla for a year and a half.

How is it that over 1 and a half years not a single damn developer was able to include this ebuild?

I did read that link and that's what pisses me off. I should be able to ask after one fucking year!

And I do use this an overlay, but that's not an excuse to have this ebuild neglected.
Comment 18 Alex 2006-08-17 15:00:46 UTC
And as far as posting, I don't really give a shit any more. This is what always happens, I run out of tolerance for some shit in gentoo and then I go extreme which ends up getting me banned.

Bunch of fucking leftist liberal commie anti-white pussies. 
Comment 19 Alex 2006-08-17 15:05:07 UTC
Comment 20 Alex 2006-08-17 15:08:50 UTC
How will they ever find the the time to include ebuilds when they're all busy arguing for gay marriage and getting fucked up the ass by Curtis?

|   |      W H I T E
|___|___   P R I D E
    |   |  W O R L D
____|   |  W I D E !
Comment 21 Alex 2006-08-17 15:11:32 UTC
Bunch of faggot liberal hippies, get off your bongs AND GITR DONE!
Comment 22 Alex 2006-08-17 15:13:24 UTC
/me waits for emails from communist admins
Comment 23 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-08-17 15:16:59 UTC
Restricting bug due to abuse...
Comment 24 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-08-17 15:23:38 UTC
If anyone is wondering how to contribute to this bug in a more serious fashion, one suggestion would to be to offer this hardware to a developer under the adopt-a-developer project. See
Comment 25 Thomas Heinrichsdobler 2006-08-18 22:58:08 UTC
I would like to help - check - the last line at "Community Members Offering Resources".

Comment 26 Nostromo 2006-08-21 00:31:51 UTC
What the fuck is there left to contribute or help with, it works and that's all there is to it. Fucking christ just insert the damn thing already, it's been in here for over a year. Ther first ebuild was a bit shitty but even that was better than nothing and should have still be inserted a long time ago. Hardware isn't getting any newer, stop fucking around and get shit done for fucks sake.
Comment 27 Nostromo 2006-08-21 00:35:45 UTC
If all you dumbasses spent 1/10th the effort you spend on moderating/debating/banning/etc on actually including this ebuild it would have been done a long time ago. This is no way to run a linux distribution, cut the fucking bureaucracy and just FUCKING DO IT!
Comment 28 Nostromo 2006-08-21 00:41:34 UTC
None of this is going to go away if you keep ignoring it, things will only get worse. Locking this and banning me multiple times will probably take more effort than getting this shit done.

I'm really fucking fed up with this. I remember when Gentoo was thought to be bleeding edge, yet you jew pussies all vanish at the slight mention of the R word (Reiser) and can't even pass an ebuild that's been waiting for over a year. 

If you fucktards can't handle progress and innovation go move to Fedora development like that faggot "lovechild" did.
Comment 29 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-08-21 00:42:23 UTC
Restricting again.
Comment 30 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-08-21 01:04:39 UTC
*** Bug 144600 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 31 Bryan Østergaard (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-08-21 01:48:38 UTC
I've disabled the nostromo account due to abusive language.
Comment 32 Chris Gianelloni (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-09-06 14:15:05 UTC
Why is this even assigned to games, anyway?  This isnt' a game.  It's a driver.  reassigning to maintainer-needed.  Maybe genstef will add it to Sunrise or something.
Comment 33 Steve Dibb (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-09-06 14:22:33 UTC
(In reply to comment #32)
> Why is this even assigned to games, anyway?  This isnt' a game.  It's a driver.
>  reassigning to maintainer-needed.  Maybe genstef will add it to Sunrise or
> something.

Reassigning to maintainer-wanted