Controller does not auto-reconnect at boot

Bug #1331892 reported by ProfessorKaos64 on 2014-06-19
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Bug Description

I am making use of this wonderful software for my RetroRig project (, but I have a small issue. It seems when I reboot, the PS3 controller doesn't pick back up in the boot process (if I am reading into this being a "service", i.e. sixad). This makes XBMC not pick up the controller when I start it sucessfull after xbmc auto loads at bootup.

Is there a way to call the "synching function" that the PS Button performs manually on bootup? Any thing I can do to remedy this behavior?

Ubuntnu 14.04
Linux test-pc 3.13.0-29-generic #53-Ubuntu SMP
Qt version: 4.8.6
PyQt version: 4.10.4
QtSixA version: 1.5.1

description: updated
ProfessorKaos64 (mdeguzis) wrote :

I actually did createa workaround. See:

Essentially I launch a "watcher" script at boot if users want to use the PS3 Controller with XBMC (this is until you possibly provide a workaround or explanation of what I'm doing wrong).



echo "Recconecting PS3 Controller for XBMC.."
sleep 3s


while ! grep -q "PLAYSTATION(R)3" /proc/bus/input/devices
    # not set, echo below fore TESTING ONLY!!!
    # set ps3_blu_complete to 0 for false
    echo "Your controller is not turned on! please press the PS3 Button!"
    sleep 3s

# give the controller about 3 seconds to start
sleep 3s
# fork to background
echo starting xbmc
sleep 2s

I know I should have it /usr/bin/xbmc. I'll fix that. This is called via a modified xbmc.desktop link, so even if the user closes XBMC and finds the normal icon, its now changed to mine :) The Icon caption reads "XBMC PS3 (Custom) so users can see its changed.

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