Package Details: xow-git 1:0.5.r14.g189c806-2

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Package Base: xow-git
Description: Linux driver for the Xbox One wireless dongle
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Keywords: one wireless xbox
Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: barburger
Maintainer: barburger
Last Packager: barburger
Votes: 22
Popularity: 0.082740
First Submitted: 2019-12-22 13:36 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2020-10-22 09:28 (UTC)

Latest Comments

FallenWarrior2k commented on 2020-10-21 23:44 (UTC)

@barburger You could use epoch=1 in the PKGBUILD, as described here, and then use a pkgver as described in the original commenter's link.

lumpofdeformity commented on 2020-09-19 00:33 (UTC)

Hi there.

I'm a disabled fella with a broken usb C port on my Elite controller. Your work has let me game on Linux. You have no idea how much I appreciate this, thank you :)

Also, works great on my dual-boot :)

barburger commented on 2020-07-07 15:21 (UTC)

@katt thank you for the feedback. If I change the pkgver it thinks the new package is a downgrade. Do you know of any ways to deal with it?

katt commented on 2020-06-29 21:54 (UTC) (edited on 2020-06-29 21:55 (UTC) by katt)

Please adjust your pkgver to something a bit more sensible, see:

Also all that echoing in package() should really go into an .install script

Almost forgot, curl is in base-devel and does not need to be included in makedepends.

nicoe commented on 2020-06-28 08:07 (UTC)

@JudgeManganese it seems to work fine over here now, too :) Thank you! I restarted after installing which might have helped.

JudgeManganese commented on 2020-06-27 21:26 (UTC)

@nicoe works just fine here with that workaround. You might need to restart the service or pick it up from a new location since a few comments ago. You can do the following:

systemctl disable --now xow
systemctl enable --now xow

If the issue still persists, you could file an issue with upstream.

nicoe commented on 2020-06-27 20:55 (UTC)

I'm getting the following error when trying to install: make: *** No rule to make target 'xow.service'. Stop.

Trying muhgoslav_klose's workaround doesn't seem to work as the service instantly crashes when trying to pair with a controller.

muhgoslav_klose commented on 2020-06-23 13:15 (UTC)

Hi, I had to remove

make BUILD=RELEASE xow.service

to build it correctly. Works flawlessly.

barburger commented on 2020-05-24 14:22 (UTC)

After upgrade you need to reenable the xow.service, because the service location changed and old symlink is broken.

barburger commented on 2020-05-24 13:53 (UTC)

@Jeffrey4l Added.

@bbrks I can build it without p7zip. Maybe something changed upstream.

Jeffrey4l commented on 2020-05-24 13:11 (UTC)

need add cabextract as dependency

bbrks commented on 2020-05-20 19:57 (UTC)

Thanks for the package!

As a heads up: I needed to add p7zip to the make dependencies.

barburger commented on 2020-05-10 16:01 (UTC)


I don't want to run anything with su rights, i added a reminder. Thanks.


I didn't notice that it broke, thanks. Your changes seems to install the bin to /usr/local/bin which is not allowed. I modified it a little bit.

viggy96 commented on 2020-05-10 15:37 (UTC)

The PKGBUILD needs to be changed such that the build step contains:

make BUILD=RELEASE xow.service

And the package step contains:

make DESTDIR=$pkgdir/ install

crab2313 commented on 2020-02-01 12:21 (UTC)



    udevadm control --reload
    udevadm trigger

in the install script to make udev rules take effect immediately or remind the users to reboot their system.

barburger commented on 2020-01-14 14:57 (UTC)

PKGBUILD was out of date, should be fixed now.

nexxtor commented on 2020-01-12 22:19 (UTC)

Hey, xow is great and working for me, but with your package occurs an error: "sed: can't read xow.service: No such file or directory" I cloned it from git and it works for with the xbox dongle, love it.

yangtsesu commented on 2019-12-27 05:00 (UTC)

One dir named "}"

yangtsesu commented on 2019-12-27 04:54 (UTC)

$ pacman -Ql xow-git ... xow-git /usr/lib/systemd/system/}/