Finally I had some time to try the jinput on my ubuntu linux server... but I failed
It seems that the latest jinput distribution requires glibc 2.4, but my old ubuntu (dapper) has only 2.3... and glibc 2.4 is not available for dapper, only newer ubuntu distros.
What options do I have?
a) upgrade ubuntu? I'd not like to do that just for jinput...
b) compile linux natives from sources? Do they even compile against glibc 2.3? Any guides somewhere?
c) any other?