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axeolin 21 nov 2012, ore 8:44
TF2 SIGSEGV if you have Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver plugged in
What the title says.

I had the Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver plugged into my PC and this causes TF2 on linux to segfault on start up.

Presumably this has something to do with the /dev/input/event* interfaces that the Receiver has and which TF2 is checking at startup.

Unplugging it gets me a bit closer towards TF2 on linux... :-)
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§§ Sno |Alpha Wolf| 21 nov 2012, ore 10:42 
Happens to me with my wireless microsoft keyboard and mouse.
Mikkel 3 dic 2012, ore 7:46 
Happens to me also. Possibly due to the vendor name?

[ 5144.364650] usb 3-3: >Manufacturer: \xffffffc2\xffffffa9\xffffffa9Microsoft
FiggyG 3 dic 2012, ore 11:21 
I'm also affected.
NeptNutz 3 dic 2012, ore 15:29 
Same here. If the dongle is lit up (usually when rebooting from Windows), TF2 always crashes on startup. No two ways about it. xboxdrv is no help either.

(First I'm blue, then I'm green, then I'm blue again.)
axeolin 3 dic 2012, ore 21:36 
I thought "fixed a common joystick crash" in the last update referred to this.

Evidently not.

Easy enough to workaround thankfully.
flibitijibibo 3 dic 2012, ore 22:27 
Out of curiosity, what do you get when you put the receiver through this?

http://www.flibitijibibo.com/files/VesselJoystickDetector.c

I recently dealt with a segfault in Eversion and a bug in Vessel that had to do with one of Microsoft's wireless keyboard/mouse transmitters... in SDL, it was acting like a controller with something ridiculous like 30 axes and 50 buttons. You may get something similar with the 360 wireless receiver... if so, post the device info from that C program here.

As far as I know, if there's no way to disable joystick input, you have to just ignore the device if it has that specific name. Looks sucky in code, but it does the job.
axeolin 3 dic 2012, ore 22:46 
Messaggio originale di flibitijibibo:
Out of curiosity, what do you get when you put the receiver through this?

Gamepad: Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver
Number of axes: 6
Number of hats: 0
Number of buttons: 15

Awaiting new joystick input...

Axis #0, Config value: 0

Ultima modifica da axeolin; 3 dic 2012, ore 22:46
Benjamin 4 dic 2012, ore 21:39 
If you use the "xboxdrv" driver instead of the built-in xpad module, it doesn't crash. It's a much better driver, with proper LED support and lots of customization options. The quick and dirty way to get running is to install xboxdrv (from Ubuntu repos or PPA), and put the following at the end of your /etc/rc.local file (before exit 0):

rmmod xpad
xboxdrv --silent --mimic-xpad

axeolin 5 dic 2012, ore 23:17 
Messaggio originale di Benjamin:
If you use the "xboxdrv" driver instead of the built-in xpad module, it doesn't crash. It's a much better driver, with proper LED support and lots of customization options. The quick and dirty way to get running is to install xboxdrv (from Ubuntu repos or PPA), and put the following at the end of your /etc/rc.local file (before exit 0):

rmmod xpad
xboxdrv --silent --mimic-xpad

Thanks for the info.
Benjamin 6 dic 2012, ore 1:26 
No problem. Xboxdrv is a much better driver all around. I might write up a newbie-thread about how to install it in Ubuntu if there is interest, since that's what most people new to Linux are using. People not on Ubuntu tend to not need any guidance on these things.
axeolin 6 dic 2012, ore 3:17 
Messaggio originale di Benjamin:
No problem. Xboxdrv is a much better driver all around. I might write up a newbie-thread about how to install it in Ubuntu if there is interest, since that's what most people new to Linux are using. People not on Ubuntu tend to not need any guidance on these things.

Installing it is trivial, knowing it exists was really the only thing (although I note post #4 suggests it doesn't stop the crash)

But, in some ways it's moot, the game shouldn't crash with either driver.
ZeXx86 6 dic 2012, ore 3:33 
Same problem with classic joystick
Benjamin 6 dic 2012, ore 4:49 
Strange, stops the crash for me...
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