jstest-gtk - A joystick testing and configuration tool for Linux

jstest-gtk is a simple joystick tester based on Gtk+. It provides you with a list of attached joysticks, a way to display which buttons and axis are pressed, a way to remap axis and buttons and a way to calibrate your joystick.

Even when your joystick is working mostly fine, you might want to give it a try, as the calibration lets you get rid of overlarge default deadzones that many joysticks use and that are a a noticable problem in some games.

jstest-gtk is covered under the GPLv3.


09. May 2009
0.1.0 released
  • initial release
  • displays list of available joysticks
  • displays current button and axis state
  • manual joystick calibration
  • remapping of axis
  • remapping of buttons


If you have comments, patches, bug reports or whatever you can contact me via email at grumbel@gmx.de or via ICQ:59461927 or Jabber xmpp:grumbel@jabber.org.

Source Code Download

Git Repository

You can get jstest-gtk from github.


This is a list of prebuild versions of jstest-gtk. Note that these are not build by myself, so don't ask me questions about them:


© 2009 Ingo Ruhnke <grumbel@gmx.de>