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Re: Bluetooth PS3 controllers not connecting

Reply #30
I found a working kernel in the arch old package repos, kernel 4.20.1
hurray! :D

I'd like to get this to work on later kernels, but I at least have SOMETHING for now!

For anybody having my problem, this is where I found these kernels:
https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/l/linux-headers/
https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/l/linux/

Re: Bluetooth PS3 controllers not connecting

Reply #31
You said that 4.19 wasn't working so I assumed 4.20 and later wouldn't work and you were looking for older editions.
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Re: Bluetooth PS3 controllers not connecting

Reply #32
Yep 4.19 wasn't working because 4.19 receives updates still I guess, but this 4.20.1 will work thankfully.

Now, onto my main concern:

Can we somehow make the driver for PS3 controllers into a DKMS module & put it on the AUR?? I would happily pay a bit of money for such a thing to be done to be honest, I need this thing to work and so do many others! I figure a bit of a financial incentive might help... maybe 40 or 50 CAD donation from me. I know that's not much in US or euros, but I figure its better than offering nothing.... if somebody wants to do it for free, hey, by all means go for it! I just really want my controllers to work! I hope my offering isn't against any forum rules... just take my money! :D

 

Re: Bluetooth PS3 controllers not connecting

Reply #33
The kernel is constantly evolving so all elements including modules need to be updated too. If they are in the kernel the kernel maintainers take care of it. Taking your bluetooth driver from a 4 series kernel and porting it to work in the latest 5 series would mean replicating all those changes and probably fixing whatever caused the problem afterwards as well. It would be easier to just find the problem. Advanced Arch users might do a git bisect on the kernel to find the commit. Otherwise perhaps post some hardware details - what bluetooth driver (s) are you actually using, there are several for different makes of card, hope someone reads it, revert to a working version and wait for it to be fixed like fungalnet suggested earlier. There are bluez bluetooth project contact details here:
http://www.bluez.org/contact/
They might help but you'd need to be prepared to answer some challenging technical questions (tread carefully with busy clever people  ;D ) and possibly they will ask you to try the latest versions which might mean compiling the latest kernel, although the latest version in Artix may suffice to illustrate there's a relevant problem.

Re: Bluetooth PS3 controllers not connecting

Reply #34
Yay, it magically works again! I don't really know how, but the latest kernels are working with my ps3 controller!
Thank the lord! :D

Re: Bluetooth PS3 controllers not connecting

Reply #35
Does anyone know why its working again? It must of gotten back into the kernel, right? I'm so happy it works again regardless but would like to know whats going on, or how to even find out this info...