Using PS3 controller in Kodi experimental build

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    Hi guys,

    I have been using my pi only for emulation. I only recently found out that Kodi could be installed on retropie so I went ahead and got the build installed.

    I only have a PS3 controller and I can’t use it at all to control Kodi. The left stick moves the mouse pointer but only a small corner of the screen. I can upload a video of this if it is helpful. The PS3 controller is recognized fine within Kodi but the left stick will only move the pointer a certain distance in the corner.

    I am not sure how to edit the controls within Kodi. If anyone can provide help here it would be greatly appreciated. I also have a wireless mouse, I’m not sure if it is compatible with the Pi or if it can work in the experimental Kodi build.

    Go easy on me, total noob here

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    Kodi isn’t really designed to accept controller input. That’s what’s causing your issue.

    There’s a few different “remote controls” out there that you can set up via tablet/smartphone and the people who make Kodi actually make one of their own.


    It’s pretty easy to set up and it works well. You’ll need a keyboard, or at the very least, a mouse for the initial set up inside Kodi.

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