No reason to mark this as "invalid". The bug is real, affects people, and a 
valid patch was proposed (which is trivial).
Please include the patched module in futures versions the the kernel, otherwise 
we need to recompile the whole thing every time.

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       Status: Invalid => Confirmed

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  Sidewinder Module does not detect with power

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: linux-image-2.6.24-16-generic

  Using a Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro joystick.  The item is
  not detected if powered.

  $ modprobe sidewinder
  $dmesg | grep sidewinder
  [ 1123.879220] sidewinder.c: unknown joystick device detected on 
pci0000:00:0b.1/gameport0, contact <>
  [ 1123.879232] sidewinder.c: ID packet, 42 bits. [01000000000]
  [ 1123.879239] sidewinder.c: Data packet, 16 bits. [09af]

  Without power attached
  $ modprobe sidewinder
  $dmesg | grep sidewinder
  [  610.916110] input: Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro as 

  hardware involved.
  $ lsmod | grep sidewinder
  sidewinder             13568  0 
  gameport               16008  3 sidewinder,emu10k1_gp

  Using Hardy dist-upgraded from gutsy.  Problem occurred in gutsy as

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