PS3's Joystick on FreeBSD (can be possible?)

Dmitry Marakasov amdmi3 at
Sat Jan 30 23:41:42 UTC 2010

* Vinicius Abrahao (vinnix.bsd at wrote:

> I'm finally having some time to have fun with my FreeBSD. :-)
> Do you know about any progress with joystick supports?
> Here I have a PS3 controller, and have some time to help with tests
> and little coding.
> ugen1.5: <Sony> at usbus1
> uhid0: <Sony PLAYSTATION(R)3 Controller, class 0/0, rev 2.00/1.00,
> addr 5> on usbus1
> Is somebody working with it?
> .................................................. (Dmitry, do you
> need any help?)

No, I just need more free time to finally get to it. Actually, if
it's attached as uhid, it may already work in e.g. SDL games.

If it doesn't, it
- Uses some non-standart report (i.e. reporting buttons/axes as
  'vendor-specific' values, which software doesn't know how to deal
  with). In this case the report should be analyzed and a simple
  wrapper driver may be written)
- Is the same case as with my M$ joystick, which uses standart, but a
  just a bit unusual report, which e.g. SDL is unable to parse. This
  should be fixed by my long-planned rewrite of HID parser for SDL,
  which will also be useable in OIS and possibly other libs.

Let's start with

usbhidctl -f /dev/uhid0 -r

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