Wireless Xbox One Controller on Ubuntu

From Drake Panzer

The first-gen Xbox One controller wireless dongle doesn't natively work on Ubuntu. Luckily, it's pretty simple to install a driver that fixes that.

xow is a third-party Linux driver that supports most Xbox One controllers.

Installing xow

  1. sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0-dev cabextract
  2. git clone https://github.com/medusalix/xow
  3. cd xow
  4. make BUILD=RELEASE
  5. sudo make install
    sudo systemctl enable xow
    sudo systemctl start xow
  6. Reboot

After rebooting, the light on the dongle should light up. Now you can connect as usual.