Developer working on Linux support for Xbox Adaptive Controller

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Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller may eventually receive support for Linux. A developer is working on it. The controller, intended for gamers with disabilities, came out about four years ago, but only for Xbox consoles and Windows 10 PCs.

The website Phoronix reports that the community is working on Linux driver support. That will be done by Nathan Yocom, among others known as co-author of the book The Definitive Guide to Linux Network Programming. He is busy xpad, extend the drivers for Xbox controllers already part of the Linux kernel with support for multiple buttons from the Xbox Adaptive Controller. The code to support this controller does not appear to be ready at the moment and it is unclear when that will be.

The slim Xbox Adaptive Controller was released in 2018 and is highly customizable to the needs and limitations of the user. The modular controller has two large programmable buttons and on the top is a row of 3.5mm jacks to connect accessories, which simulate buttons on the controller. There are also USB 2.0 connections. The controller costs 90 euros.

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