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:
http://antst.blogspot.com/2008/02/linux-driver-for-sony-bd-remote.html?showComment=1230486180000#c576147852898534219

so I need to start bluetooth, run cakemote.py 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:
http://cvs.fedoraproject.org/viewvc/devel/bluez-gnome/0001-Fix-PS3-BD-remote-pairing.patch?view=markup
http://www.bluez.org/bluez-414/

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 cakemote.py 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 cakemote.py.

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

done

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)