[mythtv-users] Xbox 360 Controller

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 18:11:50 UTC 2009

On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 11:51 AM, David Meixner <dpmeixner at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just recently got my wireless Xbox 360 controller working as a remote in
> MythTV and thought I'd share.  It was pretty straightforward:
> First, if you want to use a wireless controller, you need the Xbox wireless
> gaming receiver, which is about $20.  At the time NewEgg has free
> shippping.
> Next, the guide here does a good job of explaining how to install the
> driver.  It mentions Ubuntu 7.10, but it also worked for me in Fedora 10.
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=825464
> The driver needs to start up before the mythfrontend, so I put the following
> lines in my /etc/init.d file:
> /sbin/modprobe uinput
> /sbin/modprobe joydev
> /sbin/rmmod xpad
> /usr/local/bin/xboxdrv --wid 0 &
> Finally, the MythTV wiki has an article on how to set up a joystick as a
> remote:
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Joystick_Control
> Regards,
> David

thanks! this email was just the impetus I needed to finally buy a USB
adapter so I can use my original xbox controllers for the emulators in
linux. I don't know if I'll use it to control MythTV, but I definitely
like the idea having been an XBMC person before I started using Myth.

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