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I've got an old Logitech USB gamepad that worked well under both Windows and Mac OS X. That is, the gamepad was totally "plug and play" for games run by a Super Nintendo emulator (SNES9X). Does Linux support such gamepads out of the box? Or any other controller for that matter? Thanks.

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Yes - they're recognised as an input device and you should be able to see information about it with "lsusb".

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