Applications don't recognize controller input; evtest does

I’m attempting to make an xbox one wireless controller (with the MS adapter, not bluetooth) work. I’m using xone as a driver - installed from the AUR.

The controller connects and I can see output if I’m monitoring it with evtest but no other application seem to recognize input from it. Neither steam nor independent games recognize it. Steam controller settings tells me there’s no controller connected. I’m part of the input group, and Steam was installed from the arch repo.

Any ideas?

edit: issue has somehow resolved itself.