I have a ps3 controller but I have the following problem:

  • if I connect by USB it works but the controller never stop to vibrate
  • I cannot manage to connect it via Bluetooth

$ dmesg

[ 3535.328372] input: SHANWAN PS3 GamePad as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-1/1-1:1.0/0003:054C:0268.0001/input/input16
[ 3535.329083] sony 0003:054C:0268.0001: input,hiddev0,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Joystick [SHANWAN PS3 GamePad] on usb-0000:00:14.0-1/input0
  • How can I properly setup SHANWAN controller on Linux ?
  • Or Where I should I submit a bug report

SHANWAN are not original controller but:

  • they works fine on Windows
  • they are most of not original controller are SHANWAN
  • What is shanwan? From a quick google, this is some kind of controller driver for retropi?
    – Mark Kirby
    Dec 18 '16 at 12:26
  • 1
    I think shawan is the producer of the controller. It is a ps3 dualshock compatible device Dec 18 '16 at 16:43

Just figured out how to fix vibration on Ubuntu for Shanwan controllers attached to USB.

The fix was found here : https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1038906-start-0.html

File linux.../drivers/hid/hid-sony.c should be modified in kernel sources and kernel should be recompiled.

I've slightly changed it (to adapt for any Sony PS3 gamepad copy with producer "ShanWan" or "SHANWAN" - my version has capital names):

struct sony_sc {
    __u8 led_count;

+ * The ShanWan reports the same id as the Sony SixAxis, therefore
+ * it can't be added to sony_devices[], but we still need to know which one
+ * we're dealing with.
+ */
+static int is_shanwan_gamepad(struct hid_device *hdev)
+   return strstr(hdev->name, "ShanWan") || strstr(hdev->name, "SHANWAN) ;
 static __u8 *sixaxis_fixup(struct hid_device *hdev, __u8 *rdesc,
               unsigned int *rsize)


static __u8 *sony_report_fixup(struct hi
    struct sony_sc *sc = hid_get_drvdata(hdev);

+    * The ShanWan  gamepades when used over USB, times out when
+    * initialising reports, but it works just fine without init.
+    */
+   if((sc->quirks & SIXAXIS_CONTROLLER_USB) && is_shanwan_gamepad(hdev))
+      hdev->quirks |= HID_QUIRK_NO_INIT_REPORTS;
+   /*
     * Some Sony RF receivers wrongly declare the mouse pointer as a
     * a constant non-data variable.


static int sixaxis_set_operational_usb(s
     * Some compatible controllers like the Speedlink Strike FX and
     * Gasia need another query plus an USB interrupt to get operational.
+    * The ShanWan gamepads doesn't like these additional steps.
+   if(is_shanwan_gamepad(hdev))
+      goto out;
    ret = hid_hw_raw_request(hdev, 0xf5, buf, SIXAXIS_REPORT_0xF5_SIZE,
    if (ret < 0) { 

The kernel download and compile can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/BuildYourOwnKernel after sources download, modify hid-sony.c accordingly and compile.

  • I sent back this joypad so I cannot test ... btw thx Sep 7 '17 at 22:33

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