I have a wired USB gamepad, and really want it to work on my new linux gaming pc I built. I've installed 'jstest-gtk' and 'xboxdrv' AND 'joystick' and they seem to be working, but no game will recognize that the controller is even there (BTW, I am talking about games with full controller support, so it isn't so much a problem with the games. Also, the gamepad DOES work, at least it has on my windows machine, and jstest-gtk recognizes it's existence)! I'm assuming that it has to be something with the way the input is located, because when I run xboxdrv (sudo xboxdrv --silent), it tells me something about it being available as dev/input/js0 or dev/input/event14. Maybe the games are looking for joystick input from another directory and thus aren't receiving anything?
Any help would be appreciated.