XBox 360 gamepad crashes the mouse under X.Org

Bug #1035684 reported by Julien Aubin on 2012-08-11
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

With latest stable kernel 3.2.0-29-generic, when you plug in the XBox 360 pad at X.Org startup, it puts your mouse pointer to the upper left of the screen. The only workaround consists in unplugging the XBox 360 pad, wait some time, plug it in and not touch any of its button.

This is a regression from the 3.2.0-29 kernel, it did not occur with kernel 3.2.0-27.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: linux-image-3.2.0-29-generic-pae 3.2.0-29.46
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-29.46-generic-pae 3.2.24
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-29-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
AcpiTables: Error: command ['kdesudo', '--desktop', '/usr/share/applications/apport-kde-mime.desktop', '--', 'env', '-u', 'LANGUAGE', 'LC_MESSAGES=C', '/usr/share/apport/'] failed with exit code 1:
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu12
Architecture: i386
 /dev/snd/controlC1: julien 3223 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC0: julien 3223 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p: julien 3223 F...m pulseaudio
CRDA: Error: command ['iw', 'reg', 'get'] failed with exit code 1: nl80211 not found.
 Card hw:0 'NVidia'/'HDA NVidia at 0xfe020000 irq 20'
   Mixer name : 'Analog Devices AD1988B'
   Components : 'HDA:11d4198b,104381f6,00100300'
   Controls : 50
   Simple ctrls : 27
 Card hw:1 'NVidia_1'/'HDA NVidia at 0xfbffc000 irq 16'
   Mixer name : 'Nvidia GPU 12 HDMI/DP'
   Components : 'HDA:10de0012,10de0101,00100100'
   Controls : 24
   Simple ctrls : 4
Date: Sat Aug 11 19:26:51 2012
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=1e2e6306-5da1-44ae-98dd-d137e96a8425
 lo no wireless extensions.

 eth1 no wireless extensions.

 eth0 no wireless extensions.
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 002 Device 004: ID 045e:028e Microsoft Corp. Xbox360 Controller
 Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:0928 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Express
MachineType: System manufacturer System Product Name

ProcKernelCmdLine: root=UUID=53dfbfeb-5955-48e2-9039-e6c3b9b219d0 ro quiet splash
 linux-restricted-modules-3.2.0-29-generic-pae N/A
 linux-backports-modules-3.2.0-29-generic-pae N/A
 linux-firmware 1.79

SourcePackage: linux
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-11 (122 days ago)
WpaSupplicantLog: 10/02/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
dmi.bios.version: ASUS M2N-SLI DELUXE ACPI BIOS Revision 1701 M2N-SLI DELUXE
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: 1.XX
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: 123456789000
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologies,LTD:bvrASUSM2N-SLIDELUXEACPIBIOSRevision1701:bd10/02/2008:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnSystemProductName:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnM2N-SLIDELUXE:rvr1.XX:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion: System Product Name
dmi.product.version: System Version
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer

Julien Aubin (gojulgarbmail) wrote :
Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2012-08-11
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :

Would it be possible for you to test the latest upstream kernel? Refer to . Please test the latest v3.5kernel[0] (Not a kernel in the daily directory) and install both the linux-image and linux-image-extra .deb packages.

Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please remove the 'needs-upstream-testing' tag. Please only remove that one tag and leave the other tags. This can be done by clicking on the yellow pencil icon next to the tag located at the bottom of the bug description and deleting the 'needs-upstream-testing' text.

If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tag 'kernel-fixed-upstream'.

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the tag: 'kernel-bug-exists-upstream'.

If you are unable to test the mainline kernel, for example it will not boot, please add the tag: 'kernel-unable-to-test-upstream'.
Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug as "Confirmed".

Thanks in advance.


tags: added: regression-update
tags: added: needs-upstream-testing
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Julien Aubin (gojulgarbmail) wrote :


I've updated to Ubuntu Quantal with kernel 3.5 and the bug is still present.

Tag : kernel-unable-to-test-upstream

tags: added: kernel-unable-to-test-upstream
Julien Aubin (gojulgarbmail) wrote :

Still present in kernel 3.5.0-16-generic

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for linux (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Julien Aubin (gojulgarbmail) wrote :

confirmed as it is still present within Quantal Kernel 3.5.0-18-generic

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Confirmed

Julien Aubin, as per an update is available for your BIOS (1804). If you update to this, does it change anything?

If not, could you please both specify what happened, and provide the output of the following terminal command:
sudo dmidecode -s bios-version && sudo dmidecode -s bios-release-date

Thank you for your understanding.

tags: added: bios-outdated-1804
tags: added: quantal
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for linux (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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