There was some movement on this issue in the past week, as Greg Kroah-
Hartman submitted some patches for the kernel that fix this bug:

http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel.input/33971

One argument for making this higher priority than Wishlist is that
digital game distribution service Steam recommends Ubuntu to its 75
million (4-6.5 million concurrent) users:

http://store.steampowered.com/about

which is to say, there will be increasing amounts of attention on this
bug as Valve's Linux push gains traction.

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Title:
  Xbox 360 wireless controller light continues blinking after sync with
  receiver

Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:
  Triaged

Bug description:
  I'm trying to use an Xbox 360 wireless gamepad with Ubuntu 13.10
  64-bit (I've confirmed that this bug affects 14.04 as well).  For
  background, the 360 wireless controller uses a receiver (also made by
  Microsoft) that plugs into a PC via USB.  The controller syncs with
  the receiver by pressing a button on both.

  The "xpad" driver in the kernel seems to support most of its
  functionality just fine, but the light on the controller continues
  flashing forever after syncing with the receiver.  Having a constant
  blinking light on one's controller is annoying and makes the user
  experience feel sloppy.

  As best I can tell, the version of the xpad driver in the mainline
  kernel hasn't been touched in a few years.  Valve, creators of Steam
  and SteamOS, have done work on the driver recently and have fixed this
  bug.  (Ubuntu PPA for this driver here:
  https://launchpad.net/~mdeslaur/+archive/steamos )

  It would be really nice if 14.04 and all future versions of Ubuntu could use 
Valve's version of this driver, as it's the version being actively maintained.  
Without it, gamers trying out Ubuntu will get a low impression of Ubuntu's 
polish and support for gaming.
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  ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.2
  Architecture: amd64
  AudioDevicesInUse:
   USER        PID ACCESS COMMAND
   /dev/snd/controlC2:  jpl        2694 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/controlC1:  jpl        2694 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  jpl        2694 F.... pulseaudio
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=d1b7d2f8-4929-4b69-8cc9-ecaa3857fa09
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-04-28 (272 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
  IwConfig:
   eth0      no wireless extensions.
   
   lo        no wireless extensions.
  MachineType: To Be Filled By O.E.M. To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  MarkForUpload: True
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Package: linux (not installed)
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic 
root=UUID=7e9aaad1-2e08-4726-9451-b5a3d38ccc36 ro quiet splash
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-15.23-generic 3.11.10
  RelatedPackageVersions:
   linux-restricted-modules-3.11.0-15-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.11.0-15-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                             1.116
  RfKill:
   0: hci0: Bluetooth
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
  Tags:  saucy
  Uname: Linux 3.11.0-15-generic x86_64
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-10-18 (99 days ago)
  UserGroups: adm bluetooth cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev root sambashare sudo
  dmi.bios.date: 01/17/2013
  dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: P2.80
  dmi.board.name: Z77 Extreme4
  dmi.board.vendor: ASRock
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.chassis.type: 3
  dmi.chassis.vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.chassis.version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.modalias: 
dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrP2.80:bd01/17/2013:svnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:pnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:pvrToBeFilledByO.E.M.:rvnASRock:rnZ77Extreme4:rvr:cvnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:ct3:cvrToBeFilledByO.E.M.:
  dmi.product.name: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.product.version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.sys.vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.

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