Valve improved X-Box gamepad driver for Fedora


I’ve added to the Steam package repository for Fedora an alternative kernel module for xpad, the X-Box gamepad driver. This variant contains patches created by Valve to improve the driver and its behaviour.

The module is available in both akmod (RPMFusion) and dkms package formats.

This made my 3rd party X-Box controller work without any issue in Steam games and in the Big Picture Mode interface!

I’ve added a note on Valve’s wiki and Steam forums regarding it, for installation and instructions just head to to the Steam repository page.

2 thoughts to “Valve improved X-Box gamepad driver for Fedora”

  1. hi there,

    the package “dkms-xpad” seems to be gone. but the controller in F32 is not recognized in steam OOB. What happened and what to do in 2020?

    1. At one point the Valve fork got all changes upstream, and made no sense to build anymore. Can you point to something that shows that your controller is supported by a different xpad driver?

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