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I am using a wired x box 360 afterglow controller. I plugged it in and installed xboxdrv. On the joystick pane all the buttons are mapped properly but when I load a game on steam several of the buttons don't work and the ones that do work are not mapped to what they actually are (right trigger is the start button etc..) i went into the steam controller setting and remapped everything there to the proper place. When I load up a game afterwards its the same thing. I am using ubuntu 14.04 and cannot seem to come up with a solution.

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Please, try the package ubuntu-xboxdrv from this PPA:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:rael-gc/ubuntu-xboxdrv
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-xboxdrv

This package provides additional configurations over the stock xboxdrv, creating a service for it and a "Joysticks" entry on System Panel.

The shoulder buttons are mapped as buttons (not triggers), but you can see how to change some configurations in the package repo.

  • ok that worked to make the A, B, Y, A buttons map properly. However i am not sure how i edit the triggers to stop being the start and select buttons. the link you gave shows how but i do not know how to edit the file it is talking about. Is there more newbie type instructions on how to do this? thank you for your response and time. – Mike Gooberstien Jan 11 '15 at 0:02
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    It just doesn't tell you what text editor to invoke in Terminal to make the changes. I like pico for its simplicity; try sudo pico /etc/default/xboxdrv – douggro Jan 11 '15 at 4:32
  • how do i save the changes? – Mike Gooberstien Jan 11 '15 at 7:51
  • ctrl+o to save, ctrl+x to exit. – Rael Gugelmin Cunha Jan 11 '15 at 11:07
  • well that all worked any now some games seem to work fine while others still perfer to use the triggers as start buttons and the A button as the B button. I think i give up =/ – Mike Gooberstien Jan 11 '15 at 18:53

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