I originally posted this on another StackExchange site, Arqade, but I've had no luck there, so I've deleted it there in order to ask it somewhere with more Ubuntu specific knowledge.
Here's the what I originally wrote on Arqade:
I would really love to be able to play Minecraft on my Ubuntu laptop with my Sixaxis. While I've experimented with Sixad I didn't really know what I was doing and I couldn't get Minecraft to recognise the Sixaxis buttons as inputs. Can anyone give me a step-by-step guide to getting it to work?
Basically, I got my PS3 controller connected to my laptop by bluetooth and I was able to control the computer with it; move mouse, scroll, move mouse with gyroscope etc., but I couldn't get Minecraft to recognise the PS3 controller's outputs as inputs. So yeah, can anyone give me a step-by-step guide?
I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on a HP Folio 13. Thanks in advance.
EDIT: Tried again today. It's become worse. I can connect the SIXAXIS to the computer with sixpair and sixad etc. but now the computer is not recognising any inputs. I can't move the mouse with the joystick any more, for example. Please help!