I've been looking online for fixes for this and am having little luck making anything actually work. I have a wired XBOX one controller, Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with the 4.0.4 Kernel. I've installed and reinstalled xboxdrv and gotten rid of the native xpad. Steam recognizes that I have a controller when I load certain games(sometimes) but when I switch to control schemes that use my controller nothing happens. I don't have the general 'Joystick' setting available in my Settings Manager but under the System drop menu I have 'jstest-gtk'. When I open this it shows four different XBOX 360 Wireless receivers that open to the calibration page but don't react when I use my controller.
I'm new to linux so if there's an easy fix I couldn't find I apologize. Any help is appreciated. If there's more information that I can provide to help make finding a solution easier please just let me know. Thank you.