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I got a Gioteck VX-4 controller on sale, and am having a few problems using it with Linux. I am trying to use it via the USB cable, but other than showing up as a Dualshock 4 controller when running lsusb

I can't seem to make it show up in steam however, or do anything with it in jstest. Does anyone have some suggestion as to how I can solve this? any ideas?

(This is not an original controller, but It does report itself as a dualshock 4 controller, also on windows, also on PS4) I've attempted getting the ds4drv working too, but it just does not seem to correctly pick up the controller.

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  • Does it have a driver so it can work with Ubuntu? – David Feb 13 at 6:04
  • Not an official one it does not look like. On windows it seems to just use the dualshock 4 driver. And their Nintendo switch controller seems to work fine on Linux (from what I've read). And again, it seems to register, in Linux, as a dualshock 4 controller. – rasmus91 Feb 13 at 6:55
  • Just because Ubuntu can see it as a piece of hardware does not mean it has the driver to make it work. I have 2 web cams that have that same issue Ubuntu can see them but without a driver they do not function. – David Feb 13 at 7:56
  • I understand there's a need for a driver, as it turns out, this one uses the official DS4 driver. I finally made it work. – rasmus91 Feb 13 at 7:57
  • Have a look at the title of the question. – rasmus91 Feb 13 at 7:59
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Thanks to some clever minds in a thread on the Steam community forums i found a solution to my problem

A script made by user Giralua Indiano, and posted in the conversation solved it for me.

The problem is essentially one of permissions on /dev/uinput or /dev/input/uinput

It should be noted that this solution does not specifically solve my problem, but pretty much for any Dualshock 4 controller, or clone that uses the official driver.

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