A good day to you all!
I am on archlinux + xanmod-rt
I have a new nintendo switch pro controller, which works fine with steam, but i cant get it to work with lutris.
Anyone out there has managed to get this controller work fine with lutris ?
Any recommendations are appreciated!
Well it’s kind of hard to use an input device when you don’t have a driver for it…
Steam provides their own evdev-based driver for the Switch Pro Controller, but you’re going to have a bad time trying to use it outside of Steam.
There’s a kernel driver called hid-nintendo, it was originally planned to be merged for 5.10, but the developer cancelled the plans and is going to merge it at a later date, I guess. There’s a repo for the dkms module at https://github.com/nicman23/dkms-hid-nintendo
Clone the repo, and follow the three-line instructions.
Then, whenever you want to use the controller, run
sudo modprobe hid_nintendo, then connect the controller (you can use bluetooth or usb, both work fine). Make sure Steam isn’t open, or they’ll conflict.
If you want to use Steam and the
hid_nintendo module is loaded, just unload it with
sudo modprobe -r hid_nintendo.
You can find more information here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Gamepad#Nintendo_Switch_Pro_Controller_and_Joy-Cons
Thank you for taking the time to reply, much appreciated!
sadly i had already tried that. I even tried again just in case i missed anything, but no luck.
epic games still reflects no input from the controller.
any other ideas ?
I was not able to have the controller directly working on epic games by any means i could online.
The only option i found is running epic games through steam, so that steam drivers for the controller kick in. This works, and is the workaround I am using, but it is such a disappointment to jump through all the hoops to get the controller working. I may move over to steam i guess.