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Old 02-19-2021, 01:57 PM   #1
rinza
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64-current: Bluedevil won't list PlayStation3 bluetooth controller (but it still connects)


Hey, since some few updates ago (2 or 3, unfortunately i didn't took note in which version exactly it broke), the bluetooth applet on KDE plasma5, which I assume is bluedevil, stopped listing my PS3 controller. It lists everything else except the controller, but if I turn the controller on it connects normally even though still not being listed (the taskbar icon even change to device connected symbol). In blueman-applet it appears normally, so whenever I need to manually disconnect it to save battery I have to open bluemancon and do it from there.

It worked fine previously on bluedevil, I haven't changed anything from the usual I've being using for my 64-current machine for years: everything default except I compile bluez myself with sixaxis support and kernel with tkg's fsync patch.

Have you ever seen anything like that? Any clues? Thanks!

EDIT 1: I forgot to mention I have this udev rule in /etc/udev/rules.d:

99-...
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Quote:
# DualShock 3 over USB
KERNEL=="hidraw", ATTRS{idVendor}=="054c", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0268", MODE="0666"

# DualShock 3 over Bluetooth
KERNEL=="hidraw*", KERNELS=="*054C:0268*", MODE="0666"

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EDIT 2:
After updating bluez to 5.56 (from current's official sources, build-1, but recompiled with support for sixaxis), bluez-firmware to 1.2 (build-4), bluedevil to 5.21.1 (build-1) and kernel to 5.10.18 (recompiled with fsync patch), the joystick controllers now are no longer named Sony PLAYSTATION(R)3 Controller, but were renamed to SHANWAN PS3 Gamepad. Still they are not listed in the regular devices list with other bluetooth devices.

And now its worst: they connect but the led lights on the controller get unstable, all blinking and shutting off (despite the controller still being connected) instead of keeping one light on according to the controller number.

I'm starting to wonder if it has something to do with the fact that PS3 controllers, contrary to PS4 controllers, need to be first plugged with a usb cord to authorize device and thereafter are connected wireless normally via bluetooth by turning it on. If i force add new devices button, with its list of previously known devices, it asks me to input the pin on the device, but obviously it is impossible in a controller.

Last edited by rinza; 02-27-2021 at 09:28 PM. Reason: Changes after update
 
  


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