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Subject[PATCH 3.18 66/83] Input: xpad - fix PowerA init quirk for some gamepad models
3.18-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


[ Upstream commit f5308d1b83eba20e69df5e0926ba7257c8dd9074 ]

The PowerA gamepad initialization quirk worked with the PowerA
wired gamepad I had around (0x24c6:0x543a), but a user reported [0]
that it didn't work for him, even though our gamepads shared the
same vendor and product IDs.

When I initially implemented the PowerA quirk, I wanted to avoid
actually triggering the rumble action during init. My tests showed
that my gamepad would work correctly even if it received a rumble
of 0 intensity, so that's what I went with.

Unfortunately, this apparently isn't true for all models (perhaps
a firmware difference?). This non-working gamepad seems to require
the real magic rumble packet that the Microsoft driver sends, which
actually vibrates the gamepad. To counteract this effect, I still
send the old zero-rumble PowerA quirk packet which cancels the
rumble effect before the motors can spin up enough to vibrate.


Reported-by: Kyle Beauchamp <>
Tested-by: Kyle Beauchamp <>
Fixes: 81093c9848a7 ("Input: xpad - support some quirky Xbox One pads")
Cc: # v4.12
Signed-off-by: Cameron Gutman <>
Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
drivers/input/joystick/xpad.c | 24 +++++++++++++++++++-----
1 file changed, 19 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/input/joystick/xpad.c b/drivers/input/joystick/xpad.c
index 2578a7677040..f8e34ef643c7 100644
--- a/drivers/input/joystick/xpad.c
+++ b/drivers/input/joystick/xpad.c
@@ -476,10 +476,21 @@ static const u8 xboxone_hori_init[] = {

- * A rumble packet is required for some PowerA pads to start
+ * A specific rumble packet is required for some PowerA pads to start
* sending input reports. One of those pads is (0x24c6:0x543a).
-static const u8 xboxone_zerorumble_init[] = {
+static const u8 xboxone_rumblebegin_init[] = {
+ 0x09, 0x00, 0x00, 0x09, 0x00, 0x0F, 0x00, 0x00,
+ 0x1D, 0x1D, 0xFF, 0x00, 0x00
+ * A rumble packet with zero FF intensity will immediately
+ * terminate the rumbling required to init PowerA pads.
+ * This should happen fast enough that the motors don't
+ * spin up to enough speed to actually vibrate the gamepad.
+ */
+static const u8 xboxone_rumbleend_init[] = {
0x09, 0x00, 0x00, 0x09, 0x00, 0x0F, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00
@@ -494,9 +505,12 @@ static const struct xboxone_init_packet xboxone_init_packets[] = {
XBOXONE_INIT_PKT(0x0e6f, 0x0165, xboxone_hori_init),
XBOXONE_INIT_PKT(0x0f0d, 0x0067, xboxone_hori_init),
XBOXONE_INIT_PKT(0x0000, 0x0000, xboxone_fw2015_init),
- XBOXONE_INIT_PKT(0x24c6, 0x541a, xboxone_zerorumble_init),
- XBOXONE_INIT_PKT(0x24c6, 0x542a, xboxone_zerorumble_init),
- XBOXONE_INIT_PKT(0x24c6, 0x543a, xboxone_zerorumble_init),
+ XBOXONE_INIT_PKT(0x24c6, 0x541a, xboxone_rumblebegin_init),
+ XBOXONE_INIT_PKT(0x24c6, 0x542a, xboxone_rumblebegin_init),
+ XBOXONE_INIT_PKT(0x24c6, 0x543a, xboxone_rumblebegin_init),
+ XBOXONE_INIT_PKT(0x24c6, 0x541a, xboxone_rumbleend_init),
+ XBOXONE_INIT_PKT(0x24c6, 0x542a, xboxone_rumbleend_init),
+ XBOXONE_INIT_PKT(0x24c6, 0x543a, xboxone_rumbleend_init),

struct xpad_output_packet {

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