Re: Rumble support for Jess/Saitek "color rumble pad"

From: Jiri Kosina
Date: Thu Jan 03 2013 - 04:44:10 EST

On Tue, 18 Dec 2012, Michael Karcher wrote:

> Hello developers (and testers)
> The attached pad adds supports for another gamepad to the hid-pl driver.
> The "color rumble pad P580" marketed using the "Saitek" brand in
> Germany, and using a USB Vendor ID attributed to "Jess" seems to be
> electronically identical to the 4-field variant of the "Green Asia"
> gamepad.
> The pad has been tested to support rumble strengths up to 255, not just
> 127. Currently the patch discriminates the pads by an if on the vendor
> ID, a bit in the driver_data field with definitely do better, but I
> recommend the owners of the 4-field green asia pad to verify whether the
> maximum rumble strength is indeed only 127, otherwise the condition
> should be removed entirely and 255 used in all cases.

Hi Michael,

thanks for the patch. A couple of requests before I can apply it:

- please provide the patch in-line in the e-mail body if your client
doesn't corrupt patches. It's eaiser to review it that way
- please add your Signed-off-by: line as described in
- don't forget to add the VID/PID to hid_ignore_list[], otherwise the
device <-> driver binding will not work properly


Jiri Kosina
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