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This script should no longer be necessary thanks to the latest changes made to the master branch of the xpad [https://github.com/paroj/xpad] driver, please give it a try and report any regressions you find.
#!/usr/bin/env python3
import os
import sys
try:
import usb.core
import usb.util
except ImportError:
print("First, install the pyusb module with PIP or your package manager.")
else:
if os.geteuid() != 0:
print("You need to run this script with sudo")
sys.exit()
dev = usb.core.find(find_all=True)
for d in dev:
if d.idVendor == 0x045e and d.idProduct == 0x028e:
d.ctrl_transfer(0xc1, 0x01, 0x0100, 0x00, 0x14)
finally:
sys.exit()
@ghistes
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ghistes commented Nov 29, 2020

@grka

What do you mean? A driver update may have caused the problem or a driver update would maybe solve it?

And would I update the xpad driver? By upgrading the kernel?

@grka
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grka commented Dec 9, 2020

@ghistes

I moved from xpad driver to the xboxdrv and it can now use my gamepad (I initialize this script before running the xboxdrv)

@randomparanoia
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randomparanoia commented Jan 1, 2021

thanks for the script! Any way to make it permanent? Every time I unplug usb I have to rerun the script.

@Technohacker
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Technohacker commented Jan 2, 2021

@randomparanoia I have a udev rule in /etc/udev/rules,d/80-controller.conf, adjust as needed for your controller's USB ID :)

ACTION=="add", ATTRS{idProduct}=="<product ID>", ATTRS{idVendor}=="<vendor ID>", DRIVERS=="usb", RUN+="<path to fixcontroller.py>"

@dnmodder
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dnmodder commented Jan 4, 2021

ATTRS{idProduct}=="", ATTRS{idVendor}==""

Don't work for me.

@Technohacker
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Technohacker commented Jan 4, 2021

This is what I have, it's some Amkette gamepad, stored this script in /usr/local/bin/fix_controller

ACTION=="add", ATTRS{idProduct}=="028e", ATTRS{idVendor}=="045e", DRIVERS=="usb", RUN+="/usr/local/bin/fix_controller"

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dnmodder commented Jan 4, 2021

This is what I have, it's some Amkette gamepad, stored this script in /usr/local/bin/fix_controller

ACTION=="add", ATTRS{idProduct}=="028e", ATTRS{idVendor}=="045e", DRIVERS=="usb", RUN+="/usr/local/bin/fix_controller"

Ahh ok, I was putting 0x028e and 0x045e

@l-gthb
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l-gthb commented Jan 23, 2021

Hi,

I used this script to make work my controller. And it worked ... Since I updated to linux kernel 5.9 from 5.8
I don't know if it's related or not ?

Here is dmesg related

[ 6420.822948] xpad 1-2.2:1.0: xpad_try_sending_next_out_packet - usb_submit_urb failed with result -19
[ 6423.200370] usb 1-2.2: new full-speed USB device number 12 using xhci_hcd
[ 6423.532529] usb 1-2.2: New USB device found, idVendor=2563, idProduct=0575, bcdDevice= 2.00
[ 6423.532532] usb 1-2.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 6423.532534] usb 1-2.2: Product: PS3/PC Gamepad
[ 6423.532535] usb 1-2.2: Manufacturer: SHANWAN
[ 6423.565903] input: SHANWAN PS3/PC Gamepad as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.3/0000:02:00.0/usb1/1-2/1-2.2/1-2.2:1.0/0003:2563:0575.000A/input/input31

And lsusb

Bus 001 Device 013: ID 045e:028e Microsoft Corp. Xbox360 Controller

Any idea ?

Thank's !

i just tried it for the first time with a gamepad from the same manufacturer and it works. i'm on kernel 5.10

@dnmodder thanks a lot mate! i finally have this thing working as it was supposed to.

@Gildum
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Gildum commented Mar 30, 2021

Thank you for the fix! My gamepad 'GameSir G3w' now works great on MX Linux.

Edit: I notcied that you have to run the script each time after a reboot. It's no big deal, but is there a way to make the changes permanently?

@pavel-kirienko
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pavel-kirienko commented Apr 1, 2021

I forked this into a standalone udev rule that doesn't require an external script to run: https://gist.github.com/pavel-kirienko/86b9d039151405451130a0fb3896887c

@AruMoon
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AruMoon commented May 8, 2021

Thank you for the fix! My gamepad 'GameSir G3w' now works great on MX Linux.

Edit: I notcied that you have to run the script each time after a reboot. It's no big deal, but is there a way to make the changes permanently?

If you still didn't resolved your question, add udev rule as in https://gist.github.com/dnmodder/de2df973323b7c6acf45f40dc66e8db3#gistcomment-3582029 or https://gist.github.com/pavel-kirienko/86b9d039151405451130a0fb3896887c

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adnanh commented Jun 15, 2021

Thank you!

This also fixes Corsair Esperanza EG106 wired PC/PS2/PS3 controller :-)

@amardhruva
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amardhruva commented Jul 25, 2021

Had to modify this script to make it work with my ANT Esports GP100 controller. I have posted the modified script to https://github.com/flashrocket/shanwan-controller-fix.

@Barthezz666
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Barthezz666 commented Sep 20, 2021

wow, its working on Trust GXT540
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 045e:028e Microsoft Corp. Xbox360 Controller

THANKS ~!

@amardhruva
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amardhruva commented Sep 21, 2021

Guys. The xpad driver now has the shanwan controller support built in. No need for workaround scripts. You can install the new driver from https://github.com/paroj/xpad and help test the controller and iron out any problems.

@Technohacker
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Technohacker commented Sep 21, 2021

@flashrocket any idea if they're planning on upstreaming those changes to mainline later?

@amardhruva
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amardhruva commented Sep 21, 2021

@Technohacker No idea bud. @paroj may be able to let us know.

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paroj commented Sep 21, 2021

these changes are now in https://github.com/paroj/xpad master. If they turn out to work without side-effects, we can think of sending them to linux upstream.

@lumin4ry
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lumin4ry commented Feb 27, 2022

thank you so much for this

@amardhruva
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amardhruva commented Mar 4, 2022

@lumin4ry you can use the new xpad driver itself instead of using the script.

@TryToWork6354
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TryToWork6354 commented Aug 9, 2022

(FIXED)when i try to execute the script it tells me to install the pyusb module even tho i installed it already. i don't know whats wrong
I install pyusb then i do "python fixcontroller.py" and then it says ''First, install the pyusb module with PIP or your package manager.''

I was using pythton 2.7 then i switch to python 3.8 and the it worked

@amardhruva
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amardhruva commented Aug 25, 2022

If you are using ubuntu try installing using apt. That seems to work for me.

@Breakthru
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Breakthru commented Nov 12, 2022

thank you so much for this fix.
Can confirm it makes my USB device 045e:028e work on Ubuntu 20.04 with kernel 5.15.0-52-generic
Both xpad kernel module and xboxdrv receive no events from the joystick until I run this fix, and then the controller works fine after.

@amardhruva
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amardhruva commented Nov 12, 2022

@Breakthru have you tried using the updated xpad driver?

@amardhruva
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amardhruva commented Nov 12, 2022

Try the one in paroj xpad repo with branch fantech. It has all the fixes for the game pad and needs more testing.

@itsSagarBro
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itsSagarBro commented Nov 21, 2022

(FIXED)when i try to execute the script it tells me to install the pyusb module even tho i installed it already. i don't know whats wrong I install pyusb then i do "python fixcontroller.py" and then it says ''First, install the pyusb module with PIP or your package manager.''

I was using pythton 2.7 then i switch to python 3.8 and the it worked

I'm facing the same problem, Please tell me how you managed to fix this issue.

@amardhruva
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amardhruva commented Nov 21, 2022

@itsSagarBro
Two options.

sudo apt install python3-pyusb
sudo pip3 install pyusb

@Breakthru
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Breakthru commented Nov 26, 2022

@amardhruva I have tried the xpad kernel driver and can confirm it fixes the problem without having to run the workaround script.

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ZyriabDsgn commented Nov 27, 2022

Thank you! I've tried everything on the net and this fixed my controller being detected but not outputting anything on Kali Linux 6.0.0

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