Xbox One wireless dongle and controller on Linux? Yes it's a thing, people use it and the xow project is making it better and easier than ever. With the release of xow 0.4 they have a new website instead of just GitHub.
Actual updates to the driver includes some really nice quality of life improvements. The dongle LED turns off when all controllers are disconnected, there's deadzones for stick and triggers and shutdown actually turns the dongle and controllers off. A little tweak also made it in with pairing properly stopping after a controller is paired successfully. Sounds like with all these changes, that xow should now handle Xbox One controller wireless play on Linux rather nicely.
These bug fixes also made it into this release:
- Rumble magnitude overflow (thanks to Valve for the report/fix)
- Erroneous connection handling
- Controller model 1537 pairing
- Buggy firmware loading/resuming
- Poor connection reliability
- Malfunction after system suspend
Awesome project, another showcase of how great people working in the Linux community can be to get hardware like this working well. xow seems to now support almost all of the different Xbox One controller varieties too—nice! Their install instructions are so lovely and simple too.