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powerpakParticipant04/03/2016 at 17:10Post count: 5
Thanks again, but I already tried removing sixad as mentioned in my original post.
I just tried it again, but it makes no difference in the behavior of Register and Connect, I just get the blinking cursor in the lower left and nothing happens. I waited a good five minutes just to see if anything would happen.
To describe what I did, I ran
sudo apt-get --purge remove sixad
Then I ran set-up, Updated scripts, rebooted, and went back Register and Connect Bluetooth Device, and it’s still not doing anything.
Also tested “bluetoothctl” again after removing sixad, and it made no change there either. Still behaves as described in OP.
Still wondering if anyone can solve this, or tell me if it’s time to reinstall retroPie or update to most recent version (I have no idea if that would help or just complicate things further). Would really like to get this 8bitdo controller working.powerpakParticipant04/01/2016 at 00:38Post count: 5
Thanks so much for trying to help. As stated in my original post, I have tried bluetoothctl, but it doesn’t seem to be working as it’s supposed to.
I get the [bluetooth]# prompt, but it’s not blue even when my device is in pairing mode, and I can’t type anything at the prompt. There is a flashing cursor, but typing does nothing. I can only type command C to restore the command line.
Hopefully somebody can find a clue in all of this. Again, my BT dongle does work, and I have a PS3 controller working just fine via BT. However, I’m trying to connect an 8bitdo controller and my system’s Register and Connect is not working (as described in OP), and I can’t utilize bluetoothctl as described here and in the OP.powerpakParticipant03/31/2016 at 00:05Post count: 5
Thanks for the reply. I’m running into a problem with this method.
sudo apt-get install bluezand rebooted.
Upon reboot, I found the address of my BT dongle and of my controller as you indicated.
But when I attempt to run
bluez-simple-agent hci0 AA:BB:CC:00:11:22(where the address is what returned for my gamepad) I get
-bash: bluez-simple-agent: command not found
Any advice?powerpakParticipant03/30/2016 at 19:25Post count: 5
No, no progress here. I’m out of ideas, except to maybe update to 3.6, don’t know if that would make any difference. Obviously not working on 3.6 for you.
My PS3 controller that does work is an official Sony, and the retroPie has the drivers built in, completely different connection process. You might want to find one of those to try in your case.