Support for more than one BT adapter

Bug #734397 reported by Paul McMahon on 2011-03-13
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Hi, thanks for qtsixa--it's very close to what I need!
What I'm really aiming for is to support two BT connections--one from the sixaxis controller, and another to a Lego NXT robot. I have two BT adapters in my system, correctly recognized at hci0 and hci1. I have no problems using my Sixaxis controller in ubuntu as a remote joystick -- slick!

My problem is that once I run sixad, the bluetooth service is stopped, so I can't access the other adapter. Is there a way to prevent killing the second adapter when sixad runs?

Ubuntu 10.10
Qt version: 4.7.0
PyQt version: 4.7.4
QtSixA version: 1.5.0

falkTX (falk-t-j) wrote :

the sixad driver needs 'hcid' to work, which conflicts with the regular bluetooth.

but, if you have 2 bt adapters, I guess you can make them work separately.

the steps should be:
1 - set (normal) bluetooth device as hci1 (leaving default hci0 for sixaxis).
(you should have a GUI for this...)
2 - connect the sixaxis using these commands:
$ sudo modprobe uinput
$ sudo hcid -n # will not close (ignore errors about config file)
$ sudo sixad-bin 0 0 # 1st argument for DEBUG, 2nd is LEGACY_MODE

press ps button, and it should work.

let me know how it goes

Kirkulez (tokirkules) wrote :

I tried these steps as I have a similar issue. hci0 is the adapter I want to use with sixad. But I end up with this

$ sudo modprobe uinput
$ sudo hcid -n
hcid[31747]: Bluetooth HCI daemon
hcid[31747]: Can't bind HCI socket: Invalid argument (22)
$ sudo sixad-bin 0 0
sixad-bin requires 'sixad'. Please run sixad instead

I tried both:
$ sudo sixad 0 0
$ sudo sixad -s 0 0

Both of which fail of course

Do you know how to do this as of version 1.5?

Thanks again!!

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