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You should use sixad/QtSixA http://qtsixa.sourceforge.net/ . Just install from the repo and pair with sixpair while the sixaxis is connected with usb, and then connect with Bluetooth by pressing the PS button. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:falk-t-j/qtsixa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install qtsixa Connect with USB sixpair Disconnect sixaxis sixad ...
Are you using a Sixaxis or DualShock3? For me the Sixaxis works flawlessly, but I have issues with the DS3 and it seemingly randomly works, and I usually have to reboot every time it fails or disconnects.
my problem was that I had the option sixad --boot-yes enabled. After disabling (--boot-no), rebooting and manually starting sixad it worked fine again.
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