Unfortunately the Linux Mint 18 cannot get BlackWidow (see previous posts) to vibrate.
Have you managed to get Linux recognize force feedback joystick capability?
If, yes, then your help is needed to test if the SDL library we have prepared, actually works.
The following code will download in your downloads folder a small package.
It will extract it in a folder called hapticSDL and then execute the test.
$ cd ~/Downloads
~/Downloads$ wget http://terrastorage.no-ip.info/oolite/testhaptic.tgz
~/Downloads$ tar xzvf testhaptic.tgz
~/Downloads$ cd hapticSDL
~/Downloads/hapticSDL$ ./testhaptic.shIt is assumed that you already have a Downloads folder in your home folder and that you have already confirmed that your Linux supports your joystick's vibration capabilities.
If the test reports
0 Haptic devices detected.
No Haptic devices found!
...this is bad news, but share it anyhow.
We prefer that you see something like the following and the joystick vibrating
1 Haptic devices detected.
Device: BLACK WIDOW XE Flight Stick
Supported effects [128 effects, 128 playing]:
effect 0: Sine Wave
effect 1: Sawtooth Up
effect 2: Constant Force
effect 3: Condition Spring
effect 4: Condition Inertia
Now playing effects for 5 seconds each with 1 second delay between
Playing effect 0
Playing effect 1
Playing effect 2
Playing effect 3
Playing effect 4