I'm trying to pair my ps3 controller with trusty. I've tried this so far:

$ sudo sixpair
Current Bluetooth master: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
Setting master bd_addr to xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx

And then I unplug my controller and run this command:

$ sixad --start
D-Bus setup failed: Name already in use
sixad-bin[4843]: started
sixad-bin[4843]: sixad started, press the PS button now

But when I press the PS button, nothing happens!

I've searched a lot in Google and this process works everywhere, but I don't know it doesn't work here...thanks for your help...


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.


Apologies if this is a really obvious answer, but: Check the battery isn't flat on your controller.

I had this exact same problem. Of course the sixpair command worked because the controller had power from the USB cable, but once unplugged - nothing...

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