Talk:Sony PS3 BD Remote

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anybody else got this to work. my bdremoted just spins in a loop trying to connect

I have managed to get this working via the method described in Miguel's comment here:

so I need to start bluetooth, run with the hardcoded address while holding down start+enter so that the device is paired, kill cakemote, run bdremoted, run lirc, and it works.

however I need to do this every time the machine boots, which is unacceptable.

I think I may need to compile newer versions of the bluez drivers to get this working acceptably, based on stuff like this:

I'll see what I can figure out and update the wiki if I get anywhere.

I got the remote permanently paired with my computer, so I don't have to hold down start+enter each time the computer boots anymore. The only problem is, I don't know exactly how I got it working.

I had resigned myself to the fact that I had to press start+enter at each boot, and was in the middle of setting up "hidd --connect" or to run after a keypress or something.

The last thing I remember doing was running hidd so that it connected, finding that irw didn't work, then running hidd --killall, then

Since then, the BD remote is automatically paired with my computer at boot time. I don't have to hold down start+enter or anything.

I have no idea how this happened. Whatever I was screwing around with apparently permanently paired the remote with my computer. Awesome for me, sucks that I don't know exactly how I did it.

Enable startup scripts

for runlevel in 2 3 4 5; do

   ln -s ../init.d/bdremote /etc/rc${runlevel}.d/S18bdremote

done for runlevel in 0 1 6; do

   ln -s ../init.d/bdremote /etc/rc${runlevel}.d/K82bdremote


The above does not make any sense to me, it does not tell me where to place it at all. Could someone please adjust this section to being a little bit more descriptive on where these lines actually go? Which file do they go in?--Brijones 06:54, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Merging Page

I agree that the other PS3 remote page should be merged into this one (this one comes up higher in google results and seems more complete). The photo from the other page should be added to this page as a suggested layout.

Mythbuntu 10.10

I've noticed that ubuntu has changed uinput from being a module to being built into the kernel in the latest release (10.10). The instructions no longer quite follow because they ask you to ensure you have the uinput mod loaded. In any case, it still works just fine and reads the input.conf as expected.

Any objections to adding a note to the wiki about it? --Alexuk86 11:00, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

Extra info

At some point in time, I decided that I wanted my HTPC to be both a HTPC and a means for normal usage. Basically, I had decided that I wanted a HTPC and PC in one. So, what I did, was I created two singular desktops in amdccle, but then came the most difficult task ever. How exactly do I get my sony BD remote to only work in mythtv, whilst leaving all my other applications alone? People may be interested in this, and I think somebody should write a guide for this. What I did, was I edited my devinput.conf file, and changed things like 1 2 3 4 ... and up down left right, and enter, and basically I added the letter n to the start of each one, because what was happening was even though I only wanted my remote to function in mythtv, it was also functioning outside of mythtv. Then I edited the mythtv file in the .lirc/ directory, and added the letter n to the same fields.

This is a great remote, however, it is so easy to break, someone stepped on mine and no longer does the left and right buttons function.