I don't completely understand. I only get that X4S:1:0:0:1 when my cordless joystick goes to sleep. The one in the car works fine. I used bad math on the deadzone though. Try this: Uncheck "Y" so it ignores the Y data (I think you did that though) and set deadzone to -8 min and 2 max. If X = -7 and deadzone min = -7 it won't work right, and max = 2 will stop the 1:0:0:1.