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PS3 controller issues



  • Good Morning Gamers,

    I am fairly new to the retropie scene and I am having issues keeping my PS3 controllers connected via bluetooth. I am working with Retropie version 4.5.1 on a Raspberry Pi 3 B+. The issue I am running into is that after I connect the controller via bluetooth the select buttons no longer which makes it impossible for me to get back to that main menu. Another issue I am running into is when connected via USB the controller vibrates non-stop and the four lights blink slowly. I have tried installing the PS3 drivers as well as the sixaxis and enabling third party controllers but as of right now nothing works. I have also purchased a dongle just in case which doesn't seem to work either. This is also happening with a Sony PS3 controller.

    I am also attaching a picture of the controller that I have.

    Any and all help is greatly appreciated.![alt text](Controller.JPG image url)


  • Global Moderator

    The ps3controller and sixaxis are the ones you need to install, but not at the same time. Remove both and try with the sixaxis driver only - both for the PS3 and the clone (for which you might have to enable 3rd party clone support in the driver).
    I don't think the dongle will help, the Bluetooth connection should be ok on the 3B+ model.
    How did you install your RetroPie system ?



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