Ubuntu: Xbox 360 Controller through PlayOnLinux



Question:

I am running Skyrim through PlayOnLinux and I want to get my Xbox 360 controller to work on the game. I am using Wine 1.7.11, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and whatever version of PlayOnLinux is available through USC.


Solution:1

I've never used PlayOnLinux before, but I've used an xbox 360 controller as a mouse using xboxdrv. I'm guessing this will make it work but you might have to mess around with some settings on PlayOnLinux first, but this will definitely make the controller work with ubuntu.

To install xboxdrv, I used these commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends jstest* joystick xboxdrv  sudo rmmod xpad  sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install xboxdrv  

then to run just type (when I first started using this I had to use "sudo rmmod xpad" before it would work each time):

xboxdrv --silent  

To calibrate and configure the controller, run:

jstest-gtk  

clicking on properties with the device selected will enable you to calibrate it.

Finally I'll leave you with a link to all the various things you can do with xboxdrv and how to do them. There's loads of stuff here to read through, but you can do some pretty cool stuff with it if you've got time to figure it all out!

This is what worked for me. Here's where I got most of my information. If anything doesn't work I'd refer to that page and see if any of the solutions there help.

I hope my ramblings have been useful in some way! :D


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