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14.1 > Games > qtsixa (1.5.1)

QtSixA is the Sixaxis Joystick Manager. It can connect PS3 hardware
(Sixaxis/DualShock3 and Keypads) to a Linux-compatible machine.
Currently it supports Sixaxis buttons, axis, accelerometers and LEDs.

Some patches thankfully taken from


Be sure you are using a Bluetooth dongle with a HCI version higher than 1.1
by using `hciconfig default version | grep HCI`.

Please note that due to the behaviour of "sixpair" and a replaced "hidd",
the stock Bluetooth stack is getting disabled while running and no other
Bluetooth devices will work, until the "replaced" hidd is disabled again
from `sh /etc/rc.d/rc.sixad stop`.

In case something like `kdesu` is not installed, you need to run `qtsixa`
with root rights.


- connect your device through USB
- start "qtsixa" and pair your device (Tasks->Pair Device to PC)
- start "sixad" by `sh /etc/rc.d/rc.sixad start`
- press the PS button on your controller

Pairing is just needed once. If wanted, you can add rc.sixad to your
rc.local and pressing the PS button again after a reboot without any
further interaction.

This requires: jack-audio-connection-kit

Maintained by: Marcel Saegebarth
Keywords: playstation,ps3,sixaxis,dualshock,joypad,joystick,gamepad,bluetooth
ChangeLog: qtsixa


Source Downloads:
QtSixA-1.5.1-src.tar.gz (d61bef5d737367aeddd57a6bc11da52a)

Download SlackBuild:
qtsixa.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Validated for Slackware 14.1

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