I'm running Ubuntu 15.10.

I've followed everything in this guide How to setup Dual Shock 4 controller with Ubuntu 13.10?

But when I do the

sudo pip install ds4drv

I get this error

evdev/input.c:10:20: fatal error: Python.h: No such file or directory

compilation terminated.

error: command 'x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc' failed with exit status 1

Cleaning up...
Command /usr/bin/python -c "import setuptools, tokenize;__file__='/tmp/pip-build-tOdKBQ/evdev/setup.py';exec(compile(getattr(tokenize, 'open', open)(__file__).read().replace('\r\n', '\n'), __file__, 'exec'))" install --record /tmp/pip-vQVfkA-record/install-record.txt --single-version-externally-managed --compile failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pip-build-tOdKBQ/evdev
Storing debug log for failure in /home/charlie/.pip/pip.log

1 Answer 1


The Solution would seem to be, to install pyton-dev or a similar package:

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