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    Need help with a Saitek controller.


    Hello Forum.
    I have posted this issue with the Ubuntu Forum and got no response at all.
    Is this an evil subject? If so, a simple, "no help availabel for this subject" would at least be something I could learn to live with.

    As the title of this post suggests I have a Saitek "Rumble" P2500 Game Controller installed on my computer; a rather old IBM 1.8 MHz., with 1.5 GIG's of RAM. The OS installed is Ubuntu 11.10.
    I realise that Ubuntu Linux provides the drivers for this controller natively but for some reason, it quit working.

    Everything was working fine until 2 nights ago when I noticed that uponI exiting the game that I was playing (Oolite) the blue light at the top of the controller flashed once (it NEVER does that, I don't even remember the last time I saw it light up) so I re-opened the game and noticed that it no longer recognised the "Joystick" (the controller) so I started looking into a cause.
    When I open the Terminal and run the command lsusb I don't see the dev. listed. It's like the driver just vanished.

    Since Linux isn't a prime candidate for virus's I'm not even looking in that direction, so I guess what I am asking is where do I get a driver for this controller and how do I install it? Or, is it possible to roll back to the driver that is in the Kernel?
    I am still pretty new to Linux so please be gentle.

    I do prefer the Terminal over the GUI to fix issues.

    Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions.

    Respectfully
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    Here's a thread about that controller from 2008, might be worth a look.
    [SOLVED] 06a3:ff0c Saitek PLC Cyborg Force Rumble Pad P2500 - Ubuntu Forums

    Here's a questionable link for the latest driver.
    توتو - saitek p2500 linux driver 0.9.0

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    @ amenditman
    Thank you for responding to my post amenditman. None of the other forums will even do that.
    I will try your suggestions and re-post the results.

    Thanks again mate.

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