Bluetooth and Odroid XU4



  • Hi, I've tried connecting my PS3 controller on my Odroid XU4 and it doesn't work. After I do a bluetooth device scan it find the controller but once I click on it, it doesn't connect. It gives me the error message when it can't connect to a bluetooth controller.

    I tried resetting the controller with the small button on the back.

    I tried going in the RB manager and change the bluetooth driver and it does the same thing.

    I've done my tests with a USB bluetooth controller that works with RB on x86 laptops.

    I've asked my friend who have a XU4 and he tried with a generic, dualshock 4, SN30 Pro and a switch pro controller and they all didn't worked. He tried on the Odroid 4.0 bluetooth module 3.

    Thanks for helping me.



  • I did further searches and found out the confirmation that my bluetooth dongle is compatible per your compatibility sheet https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os/wiki/Compatibility-(EN)

    IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter (GBU521)

    I really think there's just an issue on the XU4 handling bluetooth connections through the menu. I know it can be done manually with this method https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os/wiki/Connect-bluetooth-controller-manually-(EN)

    But it my opinion this manual "not user friendly" method isn't the Recalbox way. It more looks like a Retropie kind of workaround. I know Recalbox is really reputed for having things done directly from the menu and easily.

    I think a lot of Odroid users like me would appreciate a lot a fix for this :-)

    Thanks!



  • I got the same issue with several 8bitdo controllers. The manual connection works, the one from the menu does not. :-(



  • Added the issue to Gitlab. Hope this get resolved in the next update!

    https://gitlab.com/recalbox/recalbox-emulationstation/issues/141


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    @freemanqc said in Bluetooth and Odroid XU4:

    Hi, I've tried connecting my PS3 controller on my Odroid XU4 and it doesn't work. After I do a bluetooth device scan it find the controller but once I click on it, it doesn't connect. It gives me the error message when it can't connect to a bluetooth controller.

    When on earth have you ever read somewhere that you're suppposed to pair PS3 pads using the BT pairing menu ??? Read the darn documentation

    For other controllers like 8bitdo, i just tried today, paired without a problem a NES30 Pro using the BT dongle we recommend ...



  • "In order to associate a PS3 controller, first connect the controller to the USB port and wait 10 seconds. After this you can now disconnect the controller and press the Home button to initiate the wireless connection."

    Hi and thanks for your reply. I know the method referred in your link. It works A1 on the RPI3. It doesn't work on the XU4 for some reason.

    Please try a DS3 and it really doesn't work unfortunately.

    Thanks.



  • Thank you for the answers. I basically tried it with the full 8bitdo lineup (despite the arcade stick). The connection via the menu does not work, manual connection works. This is just an odroid xu4 issue. In case of the raspi version the bt setup via menu works.


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