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#1 2017-10-16 12:41:26

normanu
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Registered: 2015-12-18
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Steam doesn't see my Xbox controller

I installed Steam with the Flatpak and that is working.
But for somereason it doesn't see / find my xbox controller.

I tried installed the xboxdrv and the steamos_xpad driver but still nothing.
Also did chmod 666 on the /dev/uinput still nothing.

Does anyone have a suggestion?

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#2 2017-10-16 12:54:31

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Re: Steam doesn't see my Xbox controller

Does it work using steam from the repos?


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#3 2017-10-16 13:18:13

normanu
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Re: Steam doesn't see my Xbox controller

slithery wrote:

Does it work using steam from the repos?

I couldn't get steam to work from the repositories.
It does work with moonlight though.

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#4 2017-10-18 11:21:53

frosth
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Re: Steam doesn't see my Xbox controller

Did your gamepad work in native games/apps.
And what is it? Xbox, Xbox360, Xbox one(s)  pad?
Connection: USB/WiFi/bluetooth?

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#5 2017-10-28 21:55:22

xenithorb
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Re: Steam doesn't see my Xbox controller

Part of this is because flatpak sandboxes itself and denies most devices by default (there a list of the standard ones granted in the documentation. So, it's actually kind of expected that the joystick isn't passed by default (xbox controllers are enumerated usually as /dev/input/js0)

Per https://github.com/flatpak/flatpak/issues/696 and https://github.com/flatpak/flatpak/issues/696 the "hammer"

sudo flatpak override --device=all com.valvesoftware.Steam

Now, this is *part* of the issue, as I could still not get it to work after this properly, but it's supposedly what you're *supposed to do* according to the github tickets.

There's another piece of the puzzle that I haven't quite figured out yet, and I have had steam installed by other means with the controller working so I know for a fact flatpak is the interfering party.

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#6 2017-10-29 05:57:24

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Re: Steam doesn't see my Xbox controller

Maybe you should simply find out what's not working with steam from repositories smile


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