Since I got a new computer and installed Ubuntu 14.04 (gnome edition) my PS3 & Xbox 360 controllers don't work anymore. I used to be able to use my PS3 controller in 12.04 using xboxdrv.
Xbox 360 Controller: If I push one of the trigger buttons on the Xbox 360 controller my mouse goes haywire. The mouse gets pushed to the left or right of the screen. The mouse also goes crazy if I don't hit a trigger button, but use the controller for about 1 min.
I am using xboxdrv. I run:
sudo rmmod xpad sudo xboxdrv --detach-kernel-driver --mimic-xpad –silent
The problem is the same with and without the “--mimix-xpad” option.
PS3 Controller: If I run xboxdrv with the PS3 controller (worked in 12.04), the system doesn't recognize any buttons I push. There is a known bug in the kernel that Ubuntu 14.04 runs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1326725
Users claim this was fixed in the 3.14 kernel. So I upgraded to the 3.14 kernel from Ubuntu Mainline (which I don't like to do), but the result is still the same.
I would really love some help. I have a fancy new Linux gaming machine and can't play my games. I even bought the Xbox 360 controller because the PS3 one stopped working. But that doesn't even work :(