crunchy, try to put a file named 99-joystick.rules into /etc/udev/rules.d directory.

In this file, put this line:

Code:
KERNEL=="event*", ATTRS{idVendor}=="xxxx", ATTRS{idProduct}=="yyyy", MODE:="0644"


Where:

xxxx=the ID Vendor likes appear in the lsusb command output
yyyy=the ID Product likes appear in the lsusb command output

E.g., in my case:

Code:
bash-4.3$ lsusb
Bus 007 Device 002: ID 0079:0006 DragonRise Inc. Generic USB Joystick


"0079" is the ID Vendor and "0006" is the ID Product.

I hope this may help you. wink


Sorry, my English is bad!
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