yes, i am pretty sure as i built a new Image from scratch when "Stretch" was introduced.
I did not install any drivers (i dont know any besides the "sixaxis"-one anyhow ;)) anymore but just used the bluetooth-tool.
My PS3-pads are still in the device-list and do work if i connect them.
I have no idea why it is not working for you, i hope someone else reads this here and can give more hints!
@JJRambo the point is that only the creator knows what is in his creation.
This concerns all kind of things, not only a retropie-image.
So i have no idea who you could ask to get a really good answer.
You could ask people somewhere else what they are guessing.....but in usual it does not help.
The Bluetooth stack stores the all peripheral pairing information in the filesystem (in /var/lib/bluetooth/), so the problem is definitely on the side of your controller, which likely stores the pairing in some kind of battery-backed volatile storage.
My advice: ensure that you don't allow your controllers' batteries to drain completely. Make sure to install the sixaxis package, as this will install install a service that automatically turns off your controller after being idle for 10 minutes (or any user-set time). Without that, your controller will remain paired indefinitely until either the battery is completely dead or you turn off your Pi.
See here (and avoid using the ps3controller driver, as it's only needed for more obscure third-party clones).
I don't play N64 so I can't say what exactly is the best choice here, the recommendation is usually to use the standalone emulator for best performance and even so not all games are playable. In general, N64 emulation on a Pi is not ideal - other may provide better answers to this question.
The standalone pcsx_rearmed is no longer developed, use lr-pcsx_rearmed which is better supported.
It's not a bug, it's how the Sony drivers work and it's the OS/kernal that handles this. Register 'both' controllers (wired and wireless) and they should work depending on how you connect them.
There is a recent topic about Dreamcast games and their performance after the latest update - https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/21031. I don't use the emulator so much, so others may have a better response.
RetroPie uses whatever Raspbian's default is - so /tmp is mounted on the sdcard and not using the RAM (as most Linux PC distributions do). I assume it's because of the limited RAM memory available on such systems. RetroPie does not have any preferences here, so you can use whatever solution you like best.
Every emulator will use the GPU - directly or indirectly - otherwise they wouldn't be able to output anything on the screen :). I don't see why it shouldn't be possible to run a music player in the background, there's no limitation imposed by RetroPie - remember that the Pi image is just a Rasbpian Lite installation, almost unchanged from upstream.
@vsilvalopes I know the Dualshock4 new driver (well, it's the same driver for both DS3 and DS4) also adds a device for the touchpad present on the controller (which appears as a mouse), but I don't remember the DS3 controllers having the same touchpads.
Can you pair one DS3 controller, then run the following 2 commands
and post the output ?
Have you installed the customhidsonly driver from the RetroPie-Setup drivers section before pairing the controllers ?
@edmaul69 I recently bought a controller with the same label, but this it is not pairing at all.
When I connect it, it does not vibrates at all, and only the first light flashes. Thats odd.
Any idea of how to pair and register this controller?
I have two shanwan clones and they work fine with the driver.
I also tried to pair this new one with original drivers, and all of the package but with no luck (actually I bougth 2 controllers and have the same behavior).
Inside the es_input I notice:
Playstation(R)3 controoler (an original ps3 controller)
SHANWAN PS3 GamePad (for the shanwan clone) PS3 Controller (for this one)
I think I may have found the problem - fake DS3 controllers.
They look great, absolutely like the genuine article, but having a look at some YouTube videos they do have a few of the similarities described in some of the videos for fake controllers. For example, the top of the box they came in is light blue rather than the darker, patterned blue of a real box, approximately 1 minute in to this video
They also won't connect through the offical PS3 configuration in the menu - I have to use the Shanwam (is that the right word?) setup/driver to make them work.
When I plug them into my PC it says a PS3 Controller has been detected - would it say something else if they were genuine? Like DualShock 3 detected or similar?
Also, as above, they just don't seem to want to charge. Lights will flash when plugged into my computer using the cable that was supplied with them, but they never stops flashing, and its all 4 lights flashing rather than just one.
When plugged into the Pi they just won't stop vibrating either!
Girlfriend got them from eBay and while they look the part I'm convinced this could be the problem. Shame, as I don't really want to have to spend £50 a pop on DualShock 4 controllers!
Maybe I could get some battery packs and dig out my old Xbox 360 pads instead? They're great, but the batteries on them are dying.
The PS3 controller can only be synced to one device at a time. It remembers the Mac address of the device it's synced to. Nice thing is once synced to a pi, all you have to do is plug it in via USB on the pi, press the ps button and then unplug. To go back to PS3, plug the USB into the PS3, press the ps button then unplug.