Qtgamepad error

I’m trying to compile wfview in linux mint 20.3 using qr 5.12
I am using the fullbuildwfview.sh script.

It fails running qmake with this error :-1:
$ qmake …/wfview/wfview.pro
Project ERROR: Unknown module(s) in QT: gamepad

however qtgamepad is in the qt src directory …
as I installed qt5.12 from source also …

I suppose it might be due to path naming issues …

I’ve done various searches on the internet looking at the failed module … gamepad
error but have not found any good description that would allow me to get this included.

Any comments appreciated


de zl1any stephen

What Linux distro are you using?

Qt 5.12 is pretty old (released 2018) if you compiled it from source, I am not sure how much we can help you to be honest as we really only support the official Qt distributions from 5.15 onwards.

However, if you comment-out the line


within wfview.pro, this will disable USB controllers/gamepads and should allow wfview to build.

73 Phil

Ran into the same problem running on a raspberry 3B+ rasbian bullseye
old distro thats since moved into “old-stable” status.

New update to vfview bombed ( had not updated wfview in quite some time )
Was able to get compile going by adding missing packages to the base and qt5 suites.

apt-get to install : libqt5gamepad5-dev ( which auto-selected the runtime also )
libhidapi-dev ( which added the library and missing include/hidapi/hidapi.h )
which auto-selected libhidapi-libusb0 also

Compile is running clean as i type this and . . . Yup . . wfview ver 1.65 up and running
Cheers !

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Ohh and prev version was :
wfview–20230109–08-36-37 updated Jan 9 2023

So a good year old, hopefully, same additions will get you going without disabling USB Support.