hid-steam in linux 4.18 causes trouble with steam games

Bug #1806247 reported by kisak on 2018-12-02
This bug affects 2 people
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Bug Description

Good day,

Reported on Valve's issue tracker [1] and upstream [2]. There is a functional regression with the introduction of the hid-steam kernel module and using the Steam Controller with some Steam games. In the bug reports there is a proposed fix which has been accepted upstream [3] and backported to 4.19 [4]. Unfortunately, 4.18 was EOL'd before this patch could land, and is expected to affect both Ubuntu 18.10's kernel and the upcoming 18.04.2 hwe kernel. Please consider applying this patch [3] to your 4.18 builds.

Best regards,

[1] https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/5645
[2] https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=201571
[3] https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=385a4886778f6d6e61eff1d4d295af332d7130e1
[4] https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux.git/commit/?h=linux-4.19.y&id=fb87a92b43961c89bf4a115d8a700885d8959cb1

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. While running an Ubuntu kernel (not a mainline or third-party kernel) please enter the following command in a terminal window:

apport-collect 1806247

and then change the status of the bug to 'Confirmed'.

If, due to the nature of the issue you have encountered, you are unable to run this command, please add a comment stating that fact and change the bug status to 'Confirmed'.

This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
kisak (kisak) wrote :

Given that this issue has been fully investigated and the fix is already available, I do not believe any additional logs in necessary. Having read the flavor text on the Confirmed status and not meeting either criteria given by ubuntu-kernel-bot, it would be nice if someone else nudged this forward, otherwise, I'll do so in about 30 days to match the intent of the automated weeding of non-actionable bug reports.

Kai-Heng Feng (kaihengfeng) wrote :

Hi kisak,

First, thank you for the SteamVR PPA, I use that on my gaming rig.

This bug seems to be the same as LP: #1798583, I'll build a test kernel for users to test, and request an SRU to let Cosmic kernel includes the fix.

Will Cooke (willcooke) on 2018-12-04
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
kisak (kisak) wrote :

Thanks for pointing out #1798583. I concur that this tracking is the same issue and reviewing my search results, I didn't discover the existing issue report due to the '_' in 'hid_steam' vs 'hid-steam', sorry for the duplicate.

Will Cooke (willcooke) wrote :

Kernel available here for testing:

I'm going to mark this as a duplicate of LP: #1798583 and suggest that we continue discussion over there.

Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2019-07-24
tags: added: cscc
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