Need to keep pairing my PS3 controllers

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    I finally got my PS3 controllers to pair today via bluetooth, after modifying the code per brian9640’s instructions in this post:

    However, now I’ve hit a separate issue. It appears I need to re-pair the controllers (using sixpair) after a cold boot. Obviously this is a hassle because it requires re-attaching the controllers via USB, and a reboot or two.

    Does anyone know why this is happening? How can I make the pairing “stick”?


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    Could you please find a new post for it? I can not find that topic. Thanks!

    But I am guessing it does not read it during first run. So it needs to be edited so that it runs right when all the GUI loads.



    Actually, I was playing around with this more today and it’s more sporadic than I thought. Sometimes it works, but mostly it doesn’t. I noticed some USB errors in /var/log/messages and did some googling. It looks like this might be a kernel bug, fixed in 3.3 (see Lot’s of people with the same issue.

    I have no idea when Raspbian or other debian-based distros will be moving to 3.3, but I guess my only real option is to wait and see. I don’t particularly want to attempt compiling my own kernel.

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