In case it of use to others I have found info. that fixed the problem. There is a recent(24-02-2010) posting at "http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Documentation/input/joystick.txt". This covers many brands of joystick and after doing a modprobe of joydev,....analog.....emu0k1-gp and doing a mknod input/js0 c 13 0 the joystick was detected by "joystick desktop" and calibrated just fine! I have now put the module info into /etc/rc.local so that it loads at boot time. All I have to do now is to persuade "Flight Unlimited"-DOS version to work with DosBox. Thanks Vojtech Pavlik!