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I have successfully paired gamepad IPEGA PG-9025 (bluetooth) with my notebook (Ubuntu 14.10).

IPEGA PG-9025 can handle 4 different device modes when pairing, but only one makes sense for Steam gaming - Joystick Mode, so I pressed X and Home keys together and pairing was successful in a minute.

Steam does not see my gamepad /dev/input/js0 and I absolutely don't know how to fix it.

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There is working solution (you must create remapped virtual xbox gamepad using xboxdrv software, which works great in Steam Big Screen and Steam Games):

  1. install xboxdrv sudo apt-get install xboxdrv
  2. connect your ipega bluetooth gamepad and pair it with computer (hold X button and HOME button together, device is ready to pair when red LED blinking fast and successfully connected when red LED lights continuously)
  3. find XX number (/dev/input/eventXX) of connected gamepad using command cat /proc/bus/input/devices
  4. at the end, create virtual xbox compatible gamepad using command:

    sudo xboxdrv --evdev /dev/input/eventXX --evdev-absmap ABS_X=x1,ABS_Y=y1,ABS_Z=x2,ABS_RZ=y2,ABS_HAT0X=dpad_x,ABS_HAT0Y=dpad_y --axismap -Y1=Y1,-Y2=Y2 --evdev-keymap BTN_A=a,BTN_B=b,BTN_X=x,BTN_Y=y,BTN_TL=lb,BTN_TR=rb,BTN_TL2=lt,BTN_TR2=rt,BTN_THUMBL=tl,BTN_THUMBR=tr,BTN_SELECT=back,BTN_START=start --silent &
    

Don't forget to replace eventXX with value, discovered in step 3.

NOTE: remapping scheme, used in step 4. http://goo.gl/XFhYvI is usable probably only for ipega controllers, if you have another gamepad manufacturer, just follow these instructions https://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/0/558748653738497361/.

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If you wanna be generic and have no time to lose, you can put this in terminal:

sudo sh -c 'echo SUBSYSTEM\=\=\"input\", MODE\=\"0666\", ENV{ID_INPUT_JOYSTICK}\=\"1\" > /etc/udev/rules.d/71-wiiremote.rules' 

Type your password, press enter and reboot.

It's done

  • Users would have more confidence in an answer (especially one starting with sudo) if you explained what this did, and what the consequences were. Simply uttering a "do this" cryptic string does not increase user knowledge, and cannot necessarily be assumed to work on all systems. – waltinator Jan 7 '17 at 14:45
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I'm back for another answer.

  • Create a Udev Rule for your joystick

    sudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/71-wiiremote.rules
    

    Example of my Udev Rule

    KERNEL=="uinput", MODE="0666", SUBSYSTEM=="input", ATTRS{name}=="PG-9028", MODE="0666", ENV{ID_INPUT_JOYSTICK}="1"
    

    When there is PG-9028 you will put the name of your joystick. In your case will be PG-9025 I think.

    It is more easy that way, bye.

  • You can be more generic, using only this code without name of your joystick but will be list all joysticks:

    SUBSYSTEM=="input", MODE="0666", ENV{ID_INPUT_JOYSTICK}="1"
    
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I have another solution for you, if you have the address of event of your Ipega gamepad, you can set a .sh file to open steam with this command:

SDL_JOYSTICK_DEVICE=/dev/input/event* steam

Replace " * " with the number of event of your joystick.

After create the .sh file, open the Steam launcher with this command:

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/steam.desktop

Edit the Exec= line, and put the address of your .sh file

Exec=/home/user/folder/steam.sh 

Save, and that's it

Source: http://www.darko.com.br/2016/03/conectando-joystick-ipega-9028-no-linux.html

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