qjoypad is an open-source Linux tool that allows users to translate input from gamepads or joysticks into keyboard strokes or mouse actions. This can be useful for games or applications that do not natively support gamepad input, as it allows users to map gamepad buttons and axes to keyboard keys or mouse actions.
qjoypad works by creating a virtual joystick device that captures input from a physical gamepad or joystick. Users can then map the buttons and axes of the physical device to keyboard keys or mouse actions using a graphical user interface provided by qjoypad. Once the mapping is set up, users can use their physical gamepad or joystick to control their computer as if they were using a keyboard or mouse.
qjoypad supports a wide range of gamepads and joysticks, and allows users to create multiple profiles with different mappings for different games or applications. It also supports advanced features such as macros and profiles that can be switched automatically based on the active window.
Some common use cases for qjoypad include playing games with gamepad input on Linux, controlling media players or other applications with a gamepad or joystick, and using gamepads or joysticks to control robotic or other hardware systems.
If you encounter the below error while running the command qjoypad:
qjoypad: command not found
you may try installing the below package as per your choice of distribution:
|Debian||apt-get install qjoypad|
|Ubuntu||apt-get install qjoypad|
|Kali Linux||apt-get install qjoypad|
|Raspbian||apt-get install qjoypad|
qjoypad Command Examples
1. Start QJoyPad:
2. Start QJoyPad and look for devices in a specific directory:
# qjoypad --device=path/to/directory
3. Start QJoyPad but don’t show a system tray icon:
# qjoypad --notray
4. Start QJoyPad and force the window manager to use a system tray icon:
# qjoypad --force-tray
5. Force a running instance of QJoyPad to update its list of devices and layouts:
# qjoypad --update
6. Load the given layout in an already running instance of QJoyPad, or start QJoyPad using the given layout:
# qjoypad "layout"
Overall, qjoypad is a useful tool for Linux users who want to use gamepads or joysticks to control their computer or applications. More information about qjoypad, including installation instructions and usage tips, can be found on the project’s website at http://qjoypad.sourceforge.net/.