Another Problem Setting Up A PS3 controller
dsquared last edited by dsquared
(See edit 2)
I am trying to link my "Genuine" Sony /Sixaxis PS3 Controller. I have followed these instructions for both the sixaxis and ps3controller drivers. I am unable to connect via bluetooth using either driver. the controller works fine in windows.
The result is the same either way, after installing either driver - I go to the Retropie Menu, select Bluetooth, Select Pair and Connect to Bluetooth Device. I follow the instructions and set up my controller. The controller vibrates and the system advises that I have successfully authenticated Sony PS3 Controller and address. It advises that I can unplug the USB cable. I unplug the USB cable and go to "Show paired & connected bluetooth devices" and I am told there are no paired/connected devices. The controller doesn't work. I feel like I am missing something obvious.
I have reset the controller and this made no difference.
In Retropie, I have cleared/reset my controller configurations before starting any new attempt.
Uninstalled each driver and rebooted the entire OS.before attempting the other driver. I realize If I were to use the ps3controller driver I will have to edit the /etc/rc.local file - but as I never get the controller working - I do not bother.
Pi Model or other hardware: 4B+ 8GB
Power Supply: LABISTS Raspberry Pi 4 Power Supply 5.1V 3A
RetroPie Version Used: retropie-buster-4.7.1
Retropie -Setup Script: V4.7.13 (updated all packages)
USB Devices connected: Logitech F310 Controller
Error messages received: None
Verbose log: (if relevant): Not Applicable
Guide used: these instructions
File: config.txt - see attachment 1
Emulator: Not Applicable
Attachment 1: config.txt: https://pastebin.com/nNPnL70m
Any helpful advice, suggestions or questions would be appreciated.
edit: when I run the command bluetoothctl in the terminal - I get the following response:
[Sony PLAYSTATION(R)3 Controller
edit 2: Ok, I do not know what I did different today but I got it working (with sixaxis) except for the left & right triggers...... any ideas? Seems like it has happened before, here and here. BTW I don't think the pads are dirty - the controller works fine when it is connected as wired controller and in Windows.