Package Details: qtsixa-git 1.5.1.74.c2f4ed9-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/qtsixa-git.git (read-only)
Package Base: qtsixa-git
Description: An utility to configure and use sixaxis controller via bluetooth.
Upstream URL: http://sourceforge.net/projects/qtsixa/
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: qtsixa, sixpair
Replaces: qtsixa
Submitter: lubosz
Maintainer: lubosz
Last Packager: lubosz
Votes: 10
Popularity: 0.004891
First Submitted: 2014-01-07 18:55
Last Updated: 2015-06-22 20:57

Latest Comments

esaporski commented on 2017-02-16 11:18

I installed qtsixa-git just to get sixpair and sixad. So I'm using the command line.
The only problem was that I had to symlink /usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd to /usr/sbin/bluetoothd to use them.
Here's what I did:

00. Run 'sudo ln -s /usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd /usr/sbin/bluetoothd' (without the quotation marks, of course) to symlink bluetoothd to sbin directory.
01. Connect the DS3 controller on USB
02. Run 'sudo sixpair'
03. Run 'sudo sixad --start'
04. Disconnect the DS3 controller
05. Press the PS button (and Start?) for a few seconds

You should see something like this:
Connected 'PLAYSTATION(R)3 Controller (44:D8:32:B4:04:F2)' [Battery 05]

I don't know if it's gonna work for everyone, but it worked for me :)

doragasu commented on 2015-08-30 13:44

@wallacoloo: I forgot to notify it, but the same happened to me. I modified the script to point bluetoothd executable to the right place (/usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd), but that didn't fix the problem. In fact, something weird happened: when I launch the modified script, bluetoothd loses exec flag, so I have to manually add it to be able to start the Bluetooth service.

wallacoloo commented on 2015-08-30 06:06

This gives me an error upon starting sixad:
chmod: cannot access '/usr/sbin/bluetoothd': No such file or directory
chmod: cannot access '/usr/sbin/bluetoothd': No such file or directory

And then operation continues seemingly normally with the following output, though the controller won't connect:

sixad-bin[2795]: started
sixad-bin[2795]: sixad started, press the PS button now
sixad-bin[2795]: unable to connect to sdp session
sixad-bin[2795]: unable to connect to sdp session
sixad-bin[2795]: HID create error 110 (Connection timed out)

Perhaps there's some dependency missing? Or maybe just a bad path?

doragasu commented on 2015-08-21 21:35

Does this still work? I cannot get it to connect to a DualShock 3...

- I have connected the pad via USB to successfully pair it using sixpair. Then:

1. I start bluetooth service.
2. I run sixad with root permissions. I have tried "sixad --start", "systemctl start sixad.service" and "sixad-bin 0 0 0". Them all behave the same: I get the "Press the PS button now" message, but the pad never connects :(.

I have also tried using "bluetoothctl" utility to "power on" BT just after starting bluetooth service, but anything changes.

Zeroedout commented on 2015-01-08 15:57

Thanks for the patches!!!