I just got a dualshock 3 controller and since my PC (Ubuntu 16.04.1 has no bluetooth I'm connecting it by usb.

The problem is that as soon as I connect it to my machine, although it is recognized (checked with jstest), the controller starts vibrating constantly.

I already tried using xboxdrv with --rumble-gain 0.

I also tried setting the gain to 0 with ffset.

Both did nothing and the controller kept vibrating.. any ideas?

  • same problem...and over bluetooth it is crazy slow. – Matt Oct 28 '16 at 2:45
  • Have you gotten any help with this? I also have the same issue. – Yisrael Dov Apr 19 '17 at 12:39
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    Same issue on Ubuntu 16.04, but only on fake ShanWan PS3 GamePad - also tested a official controller on same PC. Using pair via Bluetooth works good (after use the bluez patched). Looks like a Kernel bug!? See: github.com/libretro/Lakka/issues/418 – Maxwel Leite May 18 '17 at 4:04

i have this issue with one of my ps3 controllers, but not another one. i am able to fix it by unplugging it from pc and plugging into ps3 for a few seconds, then plug back into pc. any time i unplug from pc, and plug back in, it will start vibrating again and i will need to redo procedure to fix again.

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