TritonX Jul 4, 2013 @ 5:18pm
Bad linux xbox controller support
Is it only me or the 360 gamepad is unusable in Linux ?
It is detected but the axis don't work.

Using Xubuntu64 13.04
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Aristoi Jul 4, 2013 @ 5:33pm 
Yes, buttons work but sticks don't. Very weird...
a.fettouhi Jul 6, 2013 @ 11:29am 
Same problem here as well with a original wired xbox 360 controller. Buttons work but stic ks do nothing. Do they have to be mapped maybe in the settings menu?
TritonX Jul 6, 2013 @ 11:33am 
The stick don't even register if you try to set them. Also, the mic don't work. Come one Valve, if you want your steambox not to be a joke you will have to fix those issues.
anniesboobs Jul 6, 2013 @ 12:36pm 
find controller drivers for the gamepad that work on linux. this has nothing to do with the game itself.
TritonX Jul 6, 2013 @ 1:44pm 
anniesboobs, yes it does, because the controller works fine in other games...

If that is the case, the devs really need to find a way to make that stable. Load the proper drivers ffs, some game works perfectly fine, some at 99% and some are broken like l4d2.
Last edited by TritonX; Jul 6, 2013 @ 1:45pm
cydharttha Jul 6, 2013 @ 7:02pm 
I'm tracking the same issue, have been since it was released to us on beta. My Logitech controller works fine in HL2, Portal, Brutal Legend, etc. No go with L4D2.

On a side note, mouse look seems to lag as well. The game just isn't ready to play yet for me :( Keep up the good work though :)

Ubuntu 12.04, AMD A10, 8GB.
a.fettouhi Jul 7, 2013 @ 12:25am 
Strange that L4D2 is out of beta now and this bug is still present?
a.fettouhi Jul 7, 2013 @ 1:40pm 
The controller works fine in all other games I play. The issue is with L4D2 and the sticks not responding.
Ronin [Linux] Sep 29, 2013 @ 12:15pm 
Any news about that issue?
TritonX Sep 30, 2013 @ 5:54am 
Still broken, my USB mic too is not working.

Kind of a shame from a company who wants to push linux in the living room...
Arch_NME Oct 11, 2013 @ 10:22pm 
I have a PDP brand xbox controller. I'm having this same issue, the buttons work but the sticks don't. I just paid $20 for this game today intending to play it with my controller on my HTPC as it was listed as having controller support. Extremely frustrating.
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