You can use Xbox/Xbox360 gamepads in Linux by using the xboxdrv driver, and configure it using the jstest-gtk tool however, the package below fixes a few things related to xboxdrv.
WebUpd8 reader Rael has created a PPA for getting xboxdrv properly configured and running in Ubuntu: his package creates a start daemon for xboxdrv, cleans up old broken configurations, marks xpad as conflict (and stop it if necessary) and adds the "Joysticks" (jstest-gtk) entry into System Settings.
I don't have an Xbox gamepad so I couldn't test this, but here are some screenshots from Rael (the PPA maintainer):
To add the PPA and install the ubuntu-xboxdrv package, use the following commands:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:rael-gc/ubuntu-xboxdrv
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-xbobxdrv
Installing ubuntu-xbobxdrv also installs xboxdrv and jstest-gtk, required to get your Xbox gamepad working and configured in Ubuntu.
Report any bugs you may find related to the ubuntu-xboxdrv package @ GitHub.
via Web Upd8 - Ubuntu / Linux blog http://ift.tt/1jQx1Z4