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Steam Controller (Game Pad, Wireless, USB)

I/O Controller, Game Pad, Steam, USB, Valve, Wireless

Steam Controller (Game Pad, Wireless, USB)
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Updated: 14/11/2016 04:39

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Steam Controller is a wireless game pad with USB dongle. The dongle has the USB ID 28de:1142 or 28de:1102

Bus 003 Device 002: ID 28de:1142
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 28de:1102 Valve Corporation

The Steam Controller is automatically recognized by the Linux kernel and fully supported under Linux if used with Steam games:

usb 3-9: New USB device found, idVendor=28de, idProduct=1142
usb 3-9: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 3-9: Product: Steam Controller
usb 3-9: Manufacturer: Valve Software
hidraw: raw HID events driver (C) Jiri Kosina
usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
usbhid: USB HID core driver
input: Valve Software Steam Controller as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-9/3-9:1.0/0003:28DE:1142.0001/input/input5
hid-generic 0003:28DE:1142.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [Valve Software Steam Controller] on usb-0000:00:14.0-9/input0
hid-generic 0003:28DE:1142.0002: hiddev0,hidraw1: USB HID v1.11 Device [Valve Software Steam Controller] on usb-0000:00:14.0-9/input1
hid-generic 0003:28DE:1142.0003: hiddev0,hidraw2: USB HID v1.11 Device [Valve Software Steam Controller] on usb-0000:00:14.0-9/input2
hid-generic 0003:28DE:1142.0004: hiddev0,hidraw3: USB HID v1.11 Device [Valve Software Steam Controller] on usb-0000:00:14.0-9/input3
hid-generic 0003:28DE:1142.0005: hiddev0,hidraw4: USB HID v1.11 Device [Valve Software Steam Controller] on usb-0000:00:14.0-9/input4

Identified Hardware Configurations (4 Results)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
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Scan Date
openSUSE Leap 42.2 4.8.12-1.gf8adb5a-default The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 06/12/2016
elementary OS 0.4 Loki 4.4.0-47-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 26/11/2016
Linux Mint 18 Sarah 4.4.0-47-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 26/11/2016
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 4.4.0-31-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 30/07/2016

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 Comments

2 Responses to “Steam Controller (Game Pad, Wireless, USB)”

  • gleasonator@___.com says:

    Requires Steam to be running in order to function. This is true for every OS, including Windows and OSX. It works as intended.

    • NoXPhasma says:

      For Linux there is a Open Source Driver and Config Tool for the Steam Controller. You can find it on Github: sc-controller. However, for firmware updates you are still forced to use the Steam client.

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