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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()
@amardhruva
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If you are using ubuntu try installing using apt. That seems to work for me.

@Breakthru
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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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@Breakthru have you tried using the updated xpad driver?

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Breakthru commented Nov 12, 2022 via email

@amardhruva
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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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(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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@itsSagarBro
Two options.

sudo apt install python3-pyusb
sudo pip3 install pyusb

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

@zyriab
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zyriab 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

@alfem
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alfem commented Jun 13, 2023

Unfortunately this script does nothing in my G-LAB Thorium Gamepad (detected as Shanwan Android gamepad), even when usb ids are 25a7:fa23 :-(

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alfem commented Jun 13, 2023

Hi @dnmodder, Could you give me a clue of how to extract the required hex sequence from the wireshark usb capture? I suppose control sequence must be among the Configuration Requests I read in my capture file, but I do not know what values are.

@zyriab
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zyriab commented Aug 20, 2023

Also works well on Ubuntu Budgie 22.04.3 LTS - Kernel 6.2.0-26-generic
Make sure to sudo apt install python3-usb first and run the script with sudo
I also have to run xboxdrv (and let it run) beforehand
You da man

@KrisDevelopment
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KrisDevelopment commented Feb 19, 2024

Here, if you have trouble with pip, try this: fork

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