Howto Connect Sixaxis to Ubuntu trough bluetooth mode

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Author Note:-After the BlueZ stack was updated to 4.xx, Sixaxis joysticks (from Sony PS3 console) stop working. There's some people on the bluez team working to make it work, but it seems that it could take a while.So I decided to create a simple GUI that would use some patched ‘hidd' that allows to connect Sixaxis to a Linux PC "out-of-the-box".

The app is called ‘SixA' (It will be in ‘Apps' -> ‘Utils' -> ‘SixA'). The GUI is almost complete and has been tested to work in 32, 64bit and PowerPC/PS3 computers. on LPIA architecture may also work, but this has never been tested.

Note :- This is still in beta so try this on your own risk

Install SixA in Ubuntu

First you need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following line

deb jaunty main

save and exit the file.

Update the source list using the following command

sudo apt-get update

Install sixa using the following command

sudo apt-get install qt-sixa

Now go to ‘Apps' -> ‘Utils' -> ‘SixA' to access

Sample screenshot


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2 Responses

  1. Had3z says:

    Just a quick ?. My laptop doesn’t have bluetooth ablities. Is it possible to connect and run the controller with just the usb connection

  2. itchy8me says:

    hi there.. looks like a great app… you going to be making a build for karmic?

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