Ubuntu – How to get a Steam Controller working

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I got a Steam Controller and I need to get it working in Ubuntu, how do I do that?

Best Answer

  • Update as of 11/22/2016 (if you used this solution)

    Due to a recent update your udev rule must be updated.

    Edit the udev file:

    sudoedit /lib/udev/rules.d/99-steam-controller-perms.rules
    

    Replace everything in it with:

    # This rule is needed for basic functionality of the controller in Steam and keyboard/mouse emulation
    SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="28de", MODE="0666"
    
    # This rule is necessary for gamepad emulation; make sure you replace 'pgriffais' with a group that the user that runs Steam belongs to
    KERNEL=="uinput", MODE="0660", GROUP="pgriffais", OPTIONS+="static_node=uinput"
    
    # Valve HID devices over USB hidraw
    KERNEL=="hidraw*", ATTRS{idVendor}=="28de", MODE="0666"
    
    # Valve HID devices over bluetooth hidraw
    KERNEL=="hidraw*", KERNELS=="*28DE:*", MODE="0666"
    
    # DualShock 4 over USB hidraw
    KERNEL=="hidraw*", ATTRS{idVendor}=="054c", ATTRS{idProduct}=="05c4", MODE="0666"
    
    # DualShock 4 wireless adapter over USB hidraw
    KERNEL=="hidraw*", ATTRS{idVendor}=="054c", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0ba0", MODE="0666"
    
    # DualShock 4 Slim over USB hidraw
    KERNEL=="hidraw*", ATTRS{idVendor}=="054c", ATTRS{idProduct}=="09cc", MODE="0666"
    
    # DualShock 4 over bluetooth hidraw
    KERNEL=="hidraw*", KERNELS=="*054C:05C4*", MODE="0666"
    
    # DualShock 4 Slim over bluetooth hidraw
    KERNEL=="hidraw*", KERNELS=="*054C:09CC*", MODE="0666"
    

    Now unplug and replug your Steam dongle and repair your controller

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