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What best gamepad for Linux?



I still prefer keyboard and mouse gaming since most of the game I play are shooters. However I do sometimes game on my computer with a controller. I use an Xbox 360 controller just because I used to use that to control my Kodi media center, I don't have experience with the other controllers on Linux but I am still quite happy with my Xbox 360 controller.
 
PDP Xbox Wired hands down. I prefer Playstation to Xbox layout cozz the D-pad being something of a staple for me (I play games like Tekken, Resdident Evil, etc.) but you do get used to the XBox layout. It'll never be 100% unless you prefer XBox, but about 90-95% is good for me. Now, about the controller:
- Yes, it's pricey, but yes, it's worth it.
- Wired? Yes. After 3 generations of wireless controllers I return to wired. "They" (whoever the mysterious "they" are) say wired vs wireless latency does not exist and wired users are snobs, but trust me you feel it. Besides, no hassles having to charge it, and even though you can use most gamepads while charging, does that not defeat the purpose of wireless?
- Long cable. Designed for wireless users who see the light and go wired.
- Great build quality.
- Multiple colours. White/black is the best IMO and the one I chose.
- Yes, it does need calibrating, but is worth it.
- Can be used with your game console(s), too.
- PnP -- full kernel support.
- Triggers supported (can be configured as shoulder buttons, too).
- "X" button can be mapped to something else.

More: https://www.pdp.com/pdp-gaming-wired-controller-xbox
 
"Compatible with Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PCS"


And Linux?
 
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My Xbox 360 controller is plug and play on Linux, I didn't even need to install xboxdrv for it.
 
I use the Xbox elite controller and it works very well for me. You can either connect it to a USB port which is plug and play, or you can use a dongle, but you'd need drivers to get it to work.
 
"Compatible with Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PCS"
And Linux?
Yes, works OOTB. 100% plug and play. No drivers. Only thing you need to to is calibrate things (set up sensitivity, axis/triggers, etc.)
 
Does linux come with this calibration software? It's simple?
 
Does linux come with this calibration software? It's simple?
Yes and yes, jstest-gtk tests and lets you calibrate your controller. It's a very simple frontend.

You can save and restore states using the jscal-save and jscal-restore. Because of this, you can move your config across distros or machines.
 
I'm having problem with the Xbox ONe controller on linux I should buy a model like that.
 
I'm having problem with the Xbox ONe controller on linux I should buy a model like that.
Well, that depends: do you want to fix the issue or just hope the next controller will be better? Personally, I'd fix the problem if I were you, but if you don't want to, yes, you can grab any wired controller and it'll work fine plug 'n play.
 
PDP Xbox Wired has vibration function?
AFAIK, yes.
I haven't used vibration, or if I have, I didn't notice, lol. I'm not a fan of hepatic feedback, right from when Sony first launched it on Playstation (I know it predates PS, but that was my first experience of it). My 13yo self's reaction was to make crude jokes about non-gaming uses for it (nudge, nudge, wink, wink). The only game I found feedback good for was MGS and I haven't replayed it on PC since my Playstation is still in working condition (~23 years old and the only part I've replace is the laser unit, and only from one of my stock machines -- I have a few I bought second-hand to keep it running, before I knew about emulators).
 
Also compatible with linux Logitech F310.
Good control

 

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