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[Bug 1272765] Re: Xbox 360 wireless controller light continues blinking after sync with receiver


Finally there is some movement! The bug seems to be fixed in Kernel
Version 4.2. Valves fixes were imported to the main linux kernel on June

The steamos-xpad-dkms package should work fine in 14.04 and above, as
stated before. Maybe you should try to reconnect and resync your

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  Xbox 360 wireless controller light continues blinking after sync with

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Bug description:
  I'm trying to use an Xbox 360 wireless gamepad with Ubuntu 13.10
  64-bit (I've confirmed that this bug affects 14.04 as well).  For
  background, the 360 wireless controller uses a receiver (also made by
  Microsoft) that plugs into a PC via USB.  The controller syncs with
  the receiver by pressing a button on both.

  The "xpad" driver in the kernel seems to support most of its
  functionality just fine, but the light on the controller continues
  flashing forever after syncing with the receiver.  Having a constant
  blinking light on one's controller is annoying and makes the user
  experience feel sloppy.

  As best I can tell, the version of the xpad driver in the mainline
  kernel hasn't been touched in a few years.  Valve, creators of Steam
  and SteamOS, have done work on the driver recently and have fixed this
  bug.  (Ubuntu PPA for this driver here:
  https://launchpad.net/~mdeslaur/+archive/steamos )

  It would be really nice if 14.04 and all future versions of Ubuntu could use Valve's version of this driver, as it's the version being actively maintained.  Without it, gamers trying out Ubuntu will get a low impression of Ubuntu's polish and support for gaming.
  ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.2
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC2:  jpl        2694 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/controlC1:  jpl        2694 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  jpl        2694 F.... pulseaudio
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=d1b7d2f8-4929-4b69-8cc9-ecaa3857fa09
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-04-28 (272 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
   eth0      no wireless extensions.
   lo        no wireless extensions.
  MachineType: To Be Filled By O.E.M. To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  MarkForUpload: True
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Package: linux (not installed)
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic root=UUID=7e9aaad1-2e08-4726-9451-b5a3d38ccc36 ro quiet splash
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-15.23-generic 3.11.10
   linux-restricted-modules-3.11.0-15-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.11.0-15-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                             1.116
   0: hci0: Bluetooth
   	Soft blocked: no
   	Hard blocked: no
  Tags:  saucy
  Uname: Linux 3.11.0-15-generic x86_64
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-10-18 (99 days ago)
  UserGroups: adm bluetooth cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev root sambashare sudo
  dmi.bios.date: 01/17/2013
  dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: P2.80
  dmi.board.name: Z77 Extreme4
  dmi.board.vendor: ASRock
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.chassis.type: 3
  dmi.chassis.vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.chassis.version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrP2.80:bd01/17/2013:svnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:pnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:pvrToBeFilledByO.E.M.:rvnASRock:rnZ77Extreme4:rvr:cvnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:ct3:cvrToBeFilledByO.E.M.:
  dmi.product.name: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.product.version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.sys.vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.

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