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Old 10-01-2003, 03:20 PM   #1
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xbox controller on linux pc


We're trying to run a pair of robot arms from a linux pc using an xbox controller. Does anyone know if there is any support/linux drivers for an xpad? Also, does anyone know if the developmental 2.6.x kernel has xpad support? Thanks!

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Old 10-01-2003, 05:46 PM   #2
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X-pad controllers do not connect to standard linux pc's. They have a 5 wire usb plug. Some web resources have guides for cutting and splicing the controller to have a standard usb plug on the end, which may or may not get it working.
Old 10-01-2003, 05:51 PM   #3
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Well, once you get your controller properly modded, you can use it in Linux.

The 2.6 kernel has the drivers for the xbox controller.

I've never used them though,so I dont know how well it works.
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I was wondering if anyone knows if the triggers on the controller are recognized by the driver in kernel 2.6.1, because i cant get them to work, possibly because they are analog?


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* - fine tune axes
* - fix "analog" buttons (reported as digital now)
* - get rumble working
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Another possibility is to create a Linux box from an X-box. I believe the instructions are in the March 2003 issue of 2600. (You can find it on the 2600 web site in the archives.) There are two ways to do it, one allows you to continue to use games, the other becomes just a Linux box. (It is probably harder than fixing the controller, though...)
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or you can just hit up has everything you need to install linux on an XBOX. I would have been all over it by now because i have an XBOX with a 250GB hard drive in it the only problem is there isn't accelerated 3d harware support for XBOX linux. yet

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