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Having problems connecting to my PS3

Post by P.E. » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:30 am

https://pastebin.com/yjYzdvUC

I'm using Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle CSR8510 to try and connect to my PS3. I know there's not much to go on, I read some posts where making sure the controller was legit made a difference...I bought my ps3 off of ebay but I'm pretty sure the controller is real. I also tried pressed the ps button, since I saw that was another suggestion. I hope there's something in the log although doesn't look like much.

Thanks anyways

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Re: Having problems connecting to my PS3

Post by Matlo » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:46 pm

Hi,

Pairing looks incorrect. Source and target addresses are the same.
What's the output of sixaddr typed in a terminal? (with the sixaxis plugged in)
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Re: Having problems connecting to my PS3

Post by P.E. » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:38 pm

Oh man, master and device addresses are the same even after I paired the controller with the PS3. Does that mean the controller is fake?

Output:
Current Bluetooth master: 00:16:FE:DD:B3:98
Current Bluetooth device address: 00:16:FE:DD:B3:98

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Re: Having problems connecting to my PS3

Post by Matlo » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:51 pm

Sadly yes.
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Re: Having problems connecting to my PS3

Post by P.E. » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:00 pm

Damn that sucks, what if I borrow a real controller just for the setup. Will I ever need it again?

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Re: Having problems connecting to my PS3

Post by Matlo » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:04 pm

Yes, you can borrow a controller from a friend.
If the dongle address is persistent you'll only need once.
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Re: Having problems connecting to my PS3

Post by P.E. » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:07 pm

Nice, thanks so much your help.

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Re: Having problems connecting to my PS3

Post by P.E. » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:18 pm

Hi again,

I managed to borrow a controller and the addresses are different now, but it still didn't work :shock:

here is the new log: https://pastebin.com/m8VGfpy5

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Re: Having problems connecting to my PS3

Post by Matlo » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:10 am

Your controller may be genuine.
I think there is a conflict with Ubuntu. It is probably pairing the DS3 with your dongle behind your back.
What happened is that GIMX changed the address of the dongle to the address of the DS3.
Then Ubuntu changed the master address of the DS3 to the address of the dongle...

Try this:
1. remove the pairing config file:

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rm ~/.gimx-launcher/PS3Pairings
2. disable the bluetooth service:

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sudo service bluetooth stop
3. pair your controller again with your PS3
4. start GIMX and add a new pairing
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