Logitech Racing Wheel

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This article describes how to set up a Logitech Formula Force GP Racing Wheel with Arch Linux.



When the wheel is plugged in, the following commands can be used to identify the wheel:

$ dmesg
usb 5-2: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 6
$ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 006: ID 046d:c293 Logitech, Inc. WingMan Formula Force GP

Checking input device

$ cat /proc/bus/input/devices
I: Bus=0003 Vendor=046d Product=c293 Version=0100
N: Name="Logitech Inc. WingMan Formula Force GP"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:1a.2-2/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.2/usb5/5-2/5-2:1.0/input/input30
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=event15 js0 
B: EV=20001b
B: KEY=3f 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B: ABS=3
B: MSC=10
B: FF=1 40000 0 0

If you don't see your Logitech listed as an input device, you need to install usb_modeswitch package.


Testing can be done with the linuxconsole package from the community repository.

Now the wheel can be tested. To find the right device use evtest /dev/input/eventX. The correct number can be found in /proc/bus/input/devices. In this case event15 is the correct device. evtest shows the events coming from the wheel:

$ evtest /dev/input/event15
Input driver version is 1.0.0
Input device ID: bus 0x3 vendor 0x46d product 0xc293 version 0x100
Input device name: "Logitech Inc. WingMan Formula Force GP"
Supported events:
 Event type 0 (Reset)
   Event code 0 (Reset)
   Event code 1 (Key)
   Event code 3 (Absolute)
   Event code 4 (?)
   Event code 21 (ForceFeedback)
 Event type 1 (Key)
   Event code 288 (Trigger)
   Event code 289 (ThumbBtn)
   Event code 290 (ThumbBtn2)
   Event code 291 (TopBtn)
   Event code 292 (TopBtn2)
   Event code 293 (PinkieBtn)
 Event type 3 (Absolute)
   Event code 0 (X)
     Value    438
     Min        0
     Max     1023
     Fuzz       3
     Flat      63
   Event code 1 (Y)
     Value    124
     Min        0
     Max      255
     Flat      15
 Event type 4 (?)
   Event code 4 (?)
 Event type 21 (ForceFeedback)
   Event code 82 (?)
   Event code 96 (?)
Testing ... (interrupt to exit)
Event: time 1295173625.476950, type 3 (Absolute), code 0 (X), value 439
Event: time 1295173625.476983, type 0 (Reset), code 0 (Reset), value 0
Event: time 1295173625.484827, type 3 (Absolute), code 0 (X), value 428

ffcfstress can be used to test the force feedback. The wheel should start to oscillate:

# ffcfstress -d /dev/input/event15

        position                   center                     force
<-----------|****+------> <-----------|*******----> <-----------|**+-------->^C


The Wheel works without any wine configuration in flatout2. Just the following in-game configuration is needed:

  • Force Feedback: On
  • Force level: 100%
  • Sensitivity: 100%
  • Deadzone: 0%
  • Controller: Logitech Inc...
  • Throttle: Y-Axis left
  • Brake: Y-Axis right
  • Steer left: X-axis left
  • Steer right"X-axis right


Sourceforge wiki: CheckForceFeedback