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PS3joy six axis with bluetooth keyboard and mouse

asked 2011-02-14 16:42:26 -0500

Tully gravatar image

I was just wondering if anyone has tried to use the ps3joy package with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse and run into the issue I am having. The instructions on the wiki detail how to allow the ps3 controller to pass through the operating system and let the script access it, but that involves disabling all bluetooth input devices. Does anyone know a better way, maybe disabling only the playstation device instead of all bluetooth input devices?

I've looked around on google, but with little success.

Here are some of the ROS wiki links:

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answered 2011-02-14 16:42:59 -0500

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At least one person has reported success just trying to use their bluetooth keyboard with ps3joy. My interpretation is that the keyboard must have been in HID proxy mode, which would get intercepted by the dongle, and forwarded as a USB connection. If you can get your keyboard and mouse into HID proxy mode, you should be fine. I have no idea how to do that, though.

Getting the existing to coexist with real bluetooth HID devices is really not an easy option, unfortunately. (I can elaborate if you want to attack the problem, but it is pretty non-trivial.)

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