I have repeatedly tried to install on Ubuntu 15.04 64 bit drivers for controller xbox360 and always got the same error after performing the following commands:

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

Configuring the ubuntu-xboxdrv package (20150319-1) ...
Failed to start xboxdrv.service: Unit xboxdrv.service failed to load: No such file or directory.
dpkg: error processing ubuntu-xboxdrv (--configure) package:
  subprocess installed post-installation script returned error code 6
Configuring the evtest package (1: 1.32-1) ...
Configuring the joystick package (1: 1.4.7-2) ...
Parsing libc-bin (2.21-0ubuntu4) triggers ...
Processing ureadahead (0.100.0-19) triggers ...
Processing dbus packet triggers (1.8.12-1ubuntu5) ...
There were errors while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
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Try the following (after the above installation attempt - when the install fails). It solved the same issue I had while installing ubuntu-xboxdrv:

  1. Go to https://github.com/raelgc/ubuntu_xboxdrv/tree/master/src/lib/systemd/system, right click on xboxdrv.service and select "save linked content as" or "save target as" and save it as "xboxdrv.service" in an easily accessible path.

  2. Open a terminal and navigate to the above path where xboxdrv.service is and run the following command :

    sudo systemctl enable xboxdrv.service

  3. Then run sudo apt-get install ubuntu-xboxdrv again.

This should solve the problem.

Credit: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-systemctl-to-manage-systemd-services-and-units


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