Ubuntu xboxdrv Integration
This package provides additional configurations over
Unlike stock xpad kernel driver,
xboxdrv provides a wide variety of configuration options: it allows you to simulate keyboard and mouse events, remap buttons and axes, apply autofire, invert axis, tweak axis sensitivity, emulate throttle and rudder controls and send macros.
But while xboxdrv is included in its last version on Ubuntu 14.04, it lacks additional configuration to get it properly working.
This package adds additional configurations over xboxdrv:
- Clear broken configurations;
- Properly configure a upstart service;
- Manage xboxdrv service on System suspend/resume;
- Add support for user options at /etc/default/xboxdrv;
- Start with support for 4 joysticks;
- Add a "Joysticks" entry into System Settings panel;
- Easy ForceFeeback activation.
To install (and automatically) start this service, open a terminal and run:
sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:rael-gc/ubuntu-xboxdrv sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-xboxdrv
Start/stop the job
xboxdrv job is already started when the package is installed. But, if for some reason, you need to restart it, run in terminal:
sudo service xboxdrv restart
To enable force feedback, as
sudo edit the
/etc/default/xboxdrv file and change
Then, restart the service:
sudo service xboxdrv restart.
One important note: force feedback has problems with wine games.
By default, triggers are not enabled as z-axis, but as buttons. To change, edit
/etc/default/xboxdrv and change
If you intend to use XBMC (at least version 13), set
false. Maybe this option should also be
false for Kodi 14 and 15.
Additional Configurations Options
You can edit
/etc/default/xboxdrv and add more configurations to
To see a list of available configurations, please, check
xboxdrv options page.
Some games supports only the X360 gamepad, but
xboxdrv can force system to get Playstation 3 dualshock recognized as a X360 gamepad.
If you'll connect by wireless (i.e., not wired by USB), please, first pair your dualshock by Bluetooth.
To uninstall, please use
purge to remove the
xpad stock driver from blacklist:
sudo apt-get purge ubuntu-xboxdrv