sixaxis controllers recognised but not working (USB or bluetooth)
Jeremy at Malcolm.id.au
Fri Mar 21 08:25:40 UTC 2008
I am running Gutsy with the stock kernel 2.6.22-14. I have the sixaxis
controllers from the PS3 and am trying to use them either as USB or
bluetooth joysticks. There is ample documentation about this which I
have followed. However although the controllers are recognised by the
kernel and respond to the device file /dev/input/js0, none of the
For example: I have run jsconfigurator, which should show me the buttons
that I am pressing on the controller as I press them, but it doesn't.
Similarly there is a program called js2key which ought to respond to a
button press but won't (see
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-646564.html). Finally when
I run jstest --event which should show button presses as I make them, it
Having said that, when I run Planet Penguin Racer, TuX spirals around
like a loon, so obviously it thinks that I am pressing something even
though I'm not, but nothing that I do press makes any difference.
Have searched the mailing list and Web archives to no avail. Can anyone
suggest what might be going on here? Needless to say the controllers
work on the PS3.
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