Originally Posted by mavsman4457
Dang that sucks. I don't suppose a kernel will ever be made for normal PC's that supports SIXAXIS use. I can only hope I'm wrong.
Just use a recent kernel (2.6.22 for example). You'll need to download bluez-utils and apply a patch to that, but it's the hidd program from bluez-utils that needs patching, not the kernel.
The problem with the kernel on the PS3 is that until recently there were no 2.6.20+ kernels easily obtainable that actually worked well enough to be feasible for normal use (e.g. not rebooting, etc). Geoff's 2.6.22-rc5 tree was great, although now that 2.6.22 has been released, it's now turned into a 2.6.23-?? tree.
This does not affect PC distributions and it should be quite easy to find an x86 distribution with a new enough kernel. For instance, I've not done anything special to my desktop, and it claims to be 2.6.20-16 (Ubuntu 7.04).
So, you still need to compile and build bluez-utils which will be interesting, but a lot easier and safer than compiling a kernel.
P.S. Sorry for only replying to this thread every now and then - I rarely get a chance to check out any forum at the moment as I'm stupidly busy at work, so I tend not to notice new posts all that often. That's also why I'll provide pointers but not full tutorials as I simply don't have the time!