Issues with steam controller?

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Darksurf
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Issues with steam controller?

Post by Darksurf » Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:59

If you game on linux using steam and have a steam controller you may have noticed something interesting. the steam controller appears to be working, but doesn't work in games. digging around I found in an arch community forum there's a quick and easy fix for that!

as root
vi /etc/udev/rules.d/99-steam-controller-perms.rules

and add

# Valve USB devices
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="28de", MODE="0666"
# Steam Controller udev write access
KERNEL=="uinput", SUBSYSTEM=="misc", TAG+="uaccess", TAG+="udev-acl"
# This rule is necessary for gamepad emulation; make sure your user is in the 'steam' group
KERNEL=="uinput", MODE="0660", GROUP="steam", OPTIONS+="static_node=uinput"
# HTC Vive HID Sensor naming and permissions (VR GAMING)
KERNEL=="hidraw*", SUBSYSTEM=="hidraw", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0bb4", ATTRS{idProduct}=="2c87", MODE="0666"

Then be sure to add yourself to the steam group with a usermod -a -G steam $USER
Just leaving this behind for the next frustrated soul attempting to get their steam controller working. :D
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