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    I am trying to connect my 8bitdo NES30 Pro bluetooth controller to retropie 3.6.
    I have a Raspberry Pi 3, so I would like to use the built in bluetooth.
    I followed the wiki to connect the controller.
    It is paired, but it doesn’t connect automatically when restarting the raspberry.
    Nevertheless I edited the udev rule as it is indicated.
    Any idea?

    Profile photo of Tsade

    Hi there,

    I tried on an clean retropie image, and still the same issue.
    NES30 Pro controller paired an connected successful, but I can’t get it connected automatically after reboot.

    Can I make a cron task or something to attempt connecting my controller everytime if not already connected?
    That would be even better than connecting it at boot. I think.

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    Thanks for the links rion, I tried with “hciconfig hci0 up piscan” but it didn’t work.

    I managed to connect my controller at boot running this code from rc.local file:

    bluetoothctl << EOF
    power on
    connect MACADRESS

    Maybe I will try to configure a cron task to run this script to keep trying to connect after boot.

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    I configured a keyboard to test bluetoothctl and it reconnects at boot. See for instance this topic. Summary:

    1. bluetootlctl
    2. agent on
    3. devices
    4. pair 11:22:33:AA:BB:CC
    5. Enter PIN
    6. trust 11:22:33:AA:BB:CC
    7. connect 11:22:33:AA:BB:CC
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    I’ve done this when using RetroPie 3.6


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