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Xbox360 Wireless Controller [045e:028f] not detected

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:47 pm
by LiveWireBT
Okay, I just received a USB cable for my genuine Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for pairing with the 360. When I plug the controller into my Linux desktop (Ubuntu 14.04) it gets detected and pressing the guide button makes the LEDs flash (batteries were removed and power cord on the console was removed as well, to avoid accidentally turning it on).

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$ lsusb -v -d 045e:028f

Bus 003 Device 090: ID 045e:028f Microsoft Corp. Xbox360 Wireless Controller
Couldn't open device, some information will be missing
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass          255 Vendor Specific Class
  bDeviceSubClass       255 Vendor Specific Subclass
  bDeviceProtocol       255 Vendor Specific Protocol
  bMaxPacketSize0         8
  idVendor           0x045e Microsoft Corp.
  idProduct          0x028f Xbox360 Wireless Controller
  bcdDevice            3.62
  iManufacturer           0 
  iProduct                0 
  iSerial                 0 
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength           18
    bNumInterfaces          1
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0 
    bmAttributes         0xa0
      (Bus Powered)
      Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower              500mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           0
      bInterfaceClass       255 Vendor Specific Class
      bInterfaceSubClass     93 
      bInterfaceProtocol    255 
      iInterface              0 
However editing or creating a new config by pressing autodetect and pressing any button on the controller does not work. Nothing gets detected. The fightstick (1bad:f03a Harmonix Music) that is also connected to the computer gets detected just fine. Am I missing something?

Note I also had no problems – that I couldn't solve on my own – pairing my DS4/PS4 and adding mouse and keyboard to a custom config.

PnC kit only sends power to the battery and the battery level to be able to stop the power transfer. it does not do anything more than that. ... be28d58d13

"Play & Charge" – Who ever came up with this wording and deliberately leaving out USB connectivity for the controller is harming Microsofts customers. m(

Re: Xbox360 Wireless Controller [045e:028f] not detected

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:27 pm
by Matlo
This is explained in the wiki:
For 360 only: a genuine wired 360 controller is required because the USB adapter has to authenticate to the 360. A wireless 360 controller with a play and charge kit will NOT work.