USB joystick for Windows Subsystem for Linux? [closed]

asked 2019-02-17 22:18:48 -0600

minsung0320 gravatar image

Hello all,

I am using Windows Subsystem for Linux(WSL) to use ROS for a graduate course, and I need to use a usb joystick for the joy tutorial. However, when I plug in the joystick to my computer it doesn't show on /dev/. The joystick uses Windows' xusb22.sys driver, and it's showing that it's connected to Port_#0001.Hub_#0001. How can I access this joystick usb data through WSL?

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Closed for the following reason too localized by gvdhoorn
close date 2019-02-18 01:25:06.196110


This seems like a question about whether WSL supports joysticks. I don't think ROS has much to do with it. You'll probably find better results if you ask on Stack Overflow or if you can find a dedicated forum or support site for WSL.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2019-02-17 22:24:18 -0600 )edit

I agree with @ahendrix and closed this, as it's about WSL and hw access, not about ROS.

@minsung0320: please use a more appropriate support channel for your question, such as MS user voice or the issue tracker for the WSL project.

Afaik, hw access to devices from WSL is fairly limited right now.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-02-18 01:26:24 -0600 )edit

If you want to ask Windows and ROS specific questions - specifically ones that are not appropriate for ROS answers, please pose to . Although, we'd recommend Melodic on Windows native over WSL for hardware access.

OoeyGUI gravatar image OoeyGUI  ( 2019-02-18 11:16:15 -0600 )edit

@OoeyGUI: personally I would say questions about ROS on Windows are perfectly welcome here. And I would rather not fragment the community even more (ROS Answers, Discourse, IRC, Slack, StackOverflow, now MS TechCommunity).

This question was closed as it's a general WSL issue: hw access.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-02-18 11:23:28 -0600 )edit

@gvdhoorn I agree on not fracturing the community. Forgive me for misunderstanding your point. The Tech community link was intended as a micro-blog.

OoeyGUI gravatar image OoeyGUI  ( 2019-02-18 11:26:11 -0600 )edit


Thanks for all the hard work with ROSonWin10 +1.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-02-18 11:30:52 -0600 )edit