joyd is a very flexible program that allows you to execute commands via a joystick or joypad attached to your computer. One simple possibility would be to reboot when your keyboard is hung. It can use any device supported by the Linux Joystick Driver. Helper applications allow you to test the joystick status in your own shell scripts.
|Tags||Hardware Networking Monitoring Hardware Watchdog|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: This version contains a complete rewrite of the BSD joystick code.
Release Notes: The way the actions are bound to the joystick has changed completely, and a port to BSD has been started.
Release Notes: Starting without commandline arguments using internal defaults, and fixes for some typos in the documentation.
Release Notes: Fixes for not compiling at all on some (buggy) systems.
Release Notes: Use of GNU autoconf/configure, location of documentation under /usr/local/doc/joyd, a configuration example for control sequences, and support of GNU-style "--version" to print version number.