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Dualshock controllers on 4.4 with 3B+



  • Perfect thanks, so my solution would be this, completely untested so far:

    • ssh into your RetroPie

    • enter

    sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/51-disable-DS3-and-DS4-motion-controls.rules
    
    • paste the following the editor
    #disable DS3 motion controls
    SUBSYSTEM=="input", ATTRS{idVendor}=="054c", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0268", NAME=="Sony PLAYSTATION(R)3 Controller Motion Sensors", ENV{ID_INPUT_JOYSTICK}=="?*", ENV{ID_INPUT_JOYSTICK}=""
    
    SUBSYSTEM=="input", ATTRS{idVendor}=="054c", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0268", NAME=="Sony PLAYSTATION(R)3 Controller Motion Sensors", KERNEL=="js[0-9]*", RUN+="/bin/rm %E{DEVNAME}", ENV{ID_INPUT_JOYSTICK}=""
    
    #disable DS4 motion controls
    SUBSYSTEM=="input", ATTRS{idVendor}=="054c", ATTRS{idProduct}=="09cc", NAME=="Wireless Controller Motion Sensors", ENV{ID_INPUT_JOYSTICK}=="?*", ENV{ID_INPUT_JOYSTICK}=""
    
    SUBSYSTEM=="input", ATTRS{idVendor}=="054c", ATTRS{idProduct}=="09cc", NAME=="Wireless Controller Motion Sensors", KERNEL=="js[0-9]*", RUN+="/bin/rm %E{DEVNAME}", ENV{ID_INPUT_JOYSTICK}=""
    
    • Hit CTRL-x and y to save

    • reboot and see if motion controls are disabled

    It probably requires some tweaking still, but something along these lines should work.

    I am confused that the Name is "Wireless Controller" and not Dualshock 4 or some such. Maybe a bug in the Linux Kernel?


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  • So question, on 4.4 am i the only one that had to assign the hotkey to the ps button? Even though the config shows select as the hotkey it would not work. I had to make the ps button the hotkey for it to work.



  • @edmaul69 Mine works as select :\



  • @hooperre yeah it was the wirdest thing.



  • @rsn8887
    Tried it with 2 x DS4 controllers. It doesn't work.

    Did anyone manage to get this working?



  • Thanks but “it doesn’t work” is a pretty useless bug report. I should say I haven’t gotten around to testing this. You might have to check the device name strings of your controllers and make sure the script lines match those strings exactly. You can get a printout of the strings by running ‘cat /proc/bus/input/devices’ from the shell while your DS4 controllers are connected.

    It could also be something else.



  • @rsn8887 said in Dualshock controllers on 4.4 with 3B+:

    cat /proc/bus/input/devices

    With 2 x DS4 controllers connected via bluetooth..

    I: Bus=0003 Vendor=0572 Product=c688 Version=0800
    N: Name="IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver"
    P: Phys=usb-3f980000.usb-1.1.3/ir0
    S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/soc/3f980000.usb/usb1/1-1/1-1.1/1-1.1.3/rc/rc0/input0
    U: Uniq=
    H: Handlers=kbd event0
    B: PROP=0
    B: EV=100013
    B: KEY=40c0200 100891 0 0 0 0 118000 180 1 9e1680 0 0 ffe
    B: MSC=10
    
    I: Bus=0005 Vendor=054c Product=09cc Version=8100
    N: Name="Wireless Controller Touchpad"
    P: Phys=b8:27:eb:52:c0:44
    S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/soc/3f201000.serial/tty/ttyAMA0/hci0/hci0:11/0005:054C:09CC.0005/input/input14
    U: Uniq=dc:0c:2d:4d:c9:b5
    H: Handlers=event1
    B: PROP=5
    B: EV=b
    B: KEY=2420 0 10000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    B: ABS=2608000 0
    
    I: Bus=0005 Vendor=054c Product=09cc Version=8100
    N: Name="Wireless Controller Motion Sensors"
    P: Phys=b8:27:eb:52:c0:44
    S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/soc/3f201000.serial/tty/ttyAMA0/hci0/hci0:11/0005:054C:09CC.0005/input/input15
    U: Uniq=dc:0c:2d:4d:c9:b5
    H: Handlers=event2
    B: PROP=40
    B: EV=19
    B: ABS=3f
    B: MSC=20
    
    I: Bus=0005 Vendor=054c Product=09cc Version=8100
    N: Name="Wireless Controller"
    P: Phys=b8:27:eb:52:c0:44
    S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/soc/3f201000.serial/tty/ttyAMA0/hci0/hci0:11/0005:054C:09CC.0005/input/input13
    U: Uniq=dc:0c:2d:4d:c9:b5
    H: Handlers=event3 js0
    B: PROP=0
    B: EV=20001b
    B: KEY=7fdb0000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    B: ABS=3003f
    B: MSC=10
    B: FF=1 7030000 0 0
    
    I: Bus=0005 Vendor=054c Product=09cc Version=8100
    N: Name="Wireless Controller Touchpad"
    P: Phys=b8:27:eb:52:c0:44
    S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/soc/3f201000.serial/tty/ttyAMA0/hci0/hci0:12/0005:054C:09CC.0006/input/input17
    U: Uniq=70:20:84:3d:bb:34
    H: Handlers=event4
    B: PROP=5
    B: EV=b
    B: KEY=2420 0 10000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    B: ABS=2608000 0
    
    I: Bus=0005 Vendor=054c Product=09cc Version=8100
    N: Name="Wireless Controller Motion Sensors"
    P: Phys=b8:27:eb:52:c0:44
    S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/soc/3f201000.serial/tty/ttyAMA0/hci0/hci0:12/0005:054C:09CC.0006/input/input18
    U: Uniq=70:20:84:3d:bb:34
    H: Handlers=event5
    B: PROP=40
    B: EV=19
    B: ABS=3f
    B: MSC=20
    
    I: Bus=0005 Vendor=054c Product=09cc Version=8100
    N: Name="Wireless Controller"
    P: Phys=b8:27:eb:52:c0:44
    S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/soc/3f201000.serial/tty/ttyAMA0/hci0/hci0:12/0005:054C:09CC.0006/input/input16
    U: Uniq=70:20:84:3d:bb:34
    H: Handlers=event6 js1
    B: PROP=0
    B: EV=20001b
    B: KEY=7fdb0000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    B: ABS=3003f
    B: MSC=10
    B: FF=1 7030000 0 0
    


  • @edmaul69 Just installed a brand new DS4 controller (usb wired) with Retropie 4.4 and B+ (fresh install) and it's seen as 2 controllers. Still buttons and Select as hotkey work as they should.
    No tested yet how this impacts on additional controller; will any additional gamepad be seen as player 3 ?



  • @darkblaster77 said in Dualshock controllers on 4.4 with 3B+:

    With 2 x DS4 controllers connected via bluetooth..

    I made a mistake, I should have used ATTRS{name} instead of NAME. Also, it is not possible to use idVendor/idProduct and name in the same rule, because they belong to different parents.

    Here are the corrected instructions. I tested this and it works for me. Emulationstation sees only one controller per DS4 and AdvanceMAME does not react to controller motion events anymore.

    • ssh into your RetroPie

    • enter

    sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/51-disable-DS3-and-DS4-motion-controls.rules
    
    • paste the following into the editor
    #disable DS3/DS4 motion controls
    SUBSYSTEM=="input", ATTRS{name}=="*Motion Sensors", RUN+="/bin/rm %E{DEVNAME}", ENV{ID_INPUT_JOYSTICK}=""
    
    • Hit CTRL-x and y to save

    • reboot and verify that motion controls are disabled. For example Emulationstation should only detect 1 controller per DS4 etc.



  • I just tested the above solution and it works for me.



  • That solution worked perfectly! Thank you!!!!



  • @rsn8887
    It is working flawlessly!!! Greatly appreciate your help. =)



  • I wonder if this solution could be included into the next Retropie release?



  • I have tried the above for my Offical Dualshock 3 and I still can't configure the input. It seems when I get to the "Right trigger" part it jumps forward and sets as not defined. Interestingly, when running cat /proc/bus/input/device, the Motion Sensors entry is still appearing. Any ideas?



  • I have only tested this myself using Dualshock 4 controllers connected via Sony dongles.

    I think from the reports by other users here we can assume that it also works for Dualshock 4 connected via internal Bluetooth module.

    Dualshock 4 report as
    "Wireless Controller Motion Sensors"

    Dualshock 3 should report as
    "Sony PLAYSTATION(R)3 Controller Motion Sensors"

    Since both these strings end with the words "Motion Sensors" my rule, which matches any string ending in "Motion Sensors" should work the same for DS3 and DS4.

    Maybe you can check your string by connecting your DS3 controllers and entering the command cat /proc/bus/input/devices?

    Maybe someone else can test it with DS3 controllers to see if it is only you?



  • @rsn8887 Ok so I have done the following:

    pi@retropie:~ $ sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/51-disable-DS3-and-DS4-motion-controls.rules
          File: /etc/udev/rules.d/51-disable-DS3-and-DS4-motion-controls.rules
    
    #disable DS3/DS4 motion controls
    SUBSYSTEM=="input", ATTRS{name}=="*Motion Sensors", RUN+="/bin/rm %E{DEVNAME}"
    

    This is the result from cat /proc/bus/input/devices:

    pi@retropie:~ $ cat /proc/bus/input/devices
    I: Bus=0003 Vendor=054c Product=0268 Version=8111
    N: Name="Sony PLAYSTATION(R)3 Controller Motion Sensors"
    P: Phys=usb-3f980000.usb-1.2/input0
    S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/soc/3f980000.usb/usb1/1-1/1-1.2/1-1.2:1.0/0003:054C:0268.0001/input/input1
    U: Uniq=00:1e:3d:6b:42:c0
    H: Handlers=event0
    B: PROP=40
    B: EV=9
    B: ABS=7
    
    I: Bus=0003 Vendor=054c Product=0268 Version=8111
    N: Name="Sony PLAYSTATION(R)3 Controller"
    P: Phys=usb-3f980000.usb-1.2/input0
    S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/soc/3f980000.usb/usb1/1-1/1-1.2/1-1.2:1.0/0003:054C:0268.0001/input/input0
    U: Uniq=00:1e:3d:6b:42:c0
    H: Handlers=js0 event1
    B: PROP=0
    B: EV=20001b
    B: KEY=f 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7fdb0000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    B: ABS=3f
    B: MSC=10
    B: FF=1 7030000 0 0
    

    It may be a silly question, but would it make any difference that I'm running 4.4 on a 3b and not 3b+? Bluetooth hardware is the same, right?



  • I can see you forgot the ‘, ENV{ID_INPUT_JOYSTICK}=""’

    at the end in your rules file. Maybe that’s the problem.



  • @rsn8887 Sorry, copy and paste fail in my reply - I can confirm I am using the full statement of SUBSYSTEM=="input", ATTRS{name}=="*Motion Sensors", RUN+="/bin/rm %E{DEVNAME}", ENV{ID_INPUT_JOYSTICK}="". Tried another controller in case it was an issue with that, but still the same result where it will not read the inputs properly on the Configure Input 'wizard'. Other (none DS3) controllers work fine. Anything else I can do to try and diagnose?



  • I have been doing some investigating and it would appear that my Left and Right Triggers (L2/R2) are reading as analog presses. I know the triggers are pressure sensitive but I thought these were interpreted as digital for the purpose of Retropie? It would explain why the key press does not register correctly during the setup.

    jtest /dev/input/js0 results:
    Axes: 0: 0 1: 0 2:-32767 3: 0 4: 0 5: 32767 Buttons: 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off 7:on 8:off 9:off 10:off 11:off 12:off 13:off 14:off 15:off 16:off

    Axes 2 and 5, as well as Buttons 6 and 7 represent L2 and R2, with the count going from -32767 to +32767 when the trigger is pressed.

    Admittedly, I have never used the jtest command in my working 4.3 build, is that normal or should the triggers only read as Buttons?

    Edit: I have remapped the buttons manually and all seems fine and works as expected, just seems odd that the Configure Input wizard wouldn't work properly.



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