(Solved) Raspberry Pi 2 + Latest Raspian (Jan, 2016) and FFB

Talk About Anything PS3 here
Post Reply
sedilson
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:09 pm
Location: Brazil

(Solved) Raspberry Pi 2 + Latest Raspian (Jan, 2016) and FFB

Post by sedilson » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:48 pm

Hi community,

While my question is not related to GIMX, the problem I face is due to face to use of it and this is Game-pad specific community so the experience of the users can help me.

I have used GIMX in two modes, always using Dualshock 3/SixaxiS.

1) SixaxiS wired to Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi wireless to PS3

2) SixaxiS wireless to Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi connected to DIY (Arduino Board + CP2102) and DIY wired connected to PS3

Both ways GIMX works fine, but no FFB. That's my problem. The same setup for 2) but suing PC+Ubuntu 14.04-3, I got FFB

Using FFTEST tool to verify o have:

Code: Select all

$ cat /proc/bus/input/devices


I: Bus=0003 Vendor=054c Product=0268 Version=0111
N: Name="Sony PLAYSTATION(R)3 Controller"
P: Phys=usb-3f980000.usb-1.3/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/soc/3f980000.usb/usb1/1-1/1-1.3/1-1.3:1.0/0003:054C:0268.0004/input/input2
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=js0 event2
B: PROP=0
B: EV=1b
B: KEY=7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ffff 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B: ABS=7fffff00 27
B: MSC=10

$ fftest /dev/input/event2
Force feedback test program.
HOLD FIRMLY YOUR WHEEL OR JOYSTICK TO PREVENT DAMAGES

Device /dev/input/event2 opened
Axes query:
Effects:
Number of simultaneous effects: 0
Upload effects[0]: Function not implemented
Upload effects[1]: Function not implemented
Upload effects[2]: Function not implemented
Upload effects[3]: Function not implemented
Upload effects[4]: Function not implemented
Upload effects[5]: Function not implemented
Enter effect number, -1 to exit

Running the same tool on Ubuntu 14.04 o have effects 0, 4 and 5 as "ok". Testing any of them DS3 vibrates.

So the guidance I'm looking here is: Does anyone has Pi 2 running Raspbian (Jessie - November 2015 or Wheezy - May 2015) that can get FFB working on wired DS3 controller?

Thanks
Last edited by sedilson on Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Matlo
Posts: 4250
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:01 am
Location: France
Contact:

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 + Latest Raspian (Jan, 2016) and FFB

Post by Matlo » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:39 pm

Hi,

Which GIMX software and firmware version are you using?
Donate Shop

sedilson
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:09 pm
Location: Brazil

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 + Latest Raspian (Jan, 2016) and FFB

Post by sedilson » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:37 pm

Hi Matlo,

Tried 5.5 and 5.6, but it's not related to GIMX at all.

After extensive googling I could have FFB working.

The solution is described here:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 23#p885523

User avatar
Matlo
Posts: 4250
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:01 am
Location: France
Contact:

Re: (Solved) Raspberry Pi 2 + Latest Raspian (Jan, 2016) and

Post by Matlo » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:17 pm

Hi,

When the device is used for authentication GIMX directly sends the FFB commands.
This is the case for:
  • a Dualshock 4 used with a PS4
  • an Xbox 360 controller used with an Xbox 360
  • an Xbox One controller used with an Xbox One
But in other cases GIMX uses the force feedback interface provided by the operating system.
It looks like the force feedback interface is missing on the RPi...
Donate Shop

Post Reply