HOW-TO:Configure Sony PS3 remote on Asus EB1012P

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OBS: this is written after the fact and by memory. prosseed with cusion


  • Asus eee box eb1012p
  • Bluetooth dongle
  • Sony PS3 blueray remote

Hardware requiered for installation:

  • 1 GB or more USB memorystick for installation

Optional Hardware

  • 16 GB or more USB memorystick for backing up Win 7


  • GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04
  • XMBC Dharma 10.0 Beta 2


  • HDMI Audio - Not Resolved
  • Posibillety to log stight into an xbmc session with remote, and change the session type (before logging in) to gnome with keyboard and mice - Not Resolved
  • Vertical Tear when using VGA - Solved

Step by step walkthrough:

Backup Win 7 in case I want it back (Also avaiable in pamflet included with the pc)

  1. Enter bios (F2) and disable Boot Booster
  2. Reboot and press F9
  3. Select Windows setup [EMS Enabled]
  4. Select Backup the Factory Environment to USB Drive (use the optional 16 GB or more USB memorystick)
  5. To restore; please refer to the pamflet included with the pc

Create an bootable USB memorystick

  1. In ubuntu can you install "usb-creator" and run this software from System/Administration/Startup Disk Creator
  2. Boot form the memorytick by pressing F8
  3. Follow the install instructions on screen
  4. Once the installation is complete is it time for some fickeling
  5. Enable the latest ubuntu communety driver in "System/Administration/Hardware Drivers"

[Optional] Install the latest nVidia Driver

  1. Reboot after enabeling the community driver
  2. Download the latest "driver" from nVidias homepage, I used this
  3. Save the file in you user directory (~) for easy access
  4. Exit all applications and press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to enter the terminal
  5. Stop gdm with the sommand
  6. sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
  7. Ignore the error message
  8. Install the driver by using the command
  9. sh (the filename might change for other driver versions)
  10. If you are given an error, try to resove it, and/or press forward
  11. If the installation was a success, please continue.
  12. Retart gdm with the command:
  13. sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
  14. Reboot the computer to settle everyting into place

Add some usefull reposetorys:

  1. Open a Terminal window and type:
  2. sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
  3. Add the following lines to the end of the file:
  4. deb lucid main
    deb-src lucid main
    deb lucid main
    deb-src lucid main
    deb lucid main 
    deb-src lucid main
  5. NB! There are better ways of doing this. I dont remember the commands, but they will allso add the gpg key.I think it is using "sudo add-apt-repository" Anyone know them?

Getting the PS3 controller working: This is based of the xbmc wiki

  1. Open a Terminal windows and type:
  2. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
  3. This should upgrade bluez, look for it!
  4. type:
  5. sudo nano /etc/modules
  6. Add this line to the end of the file:
  7. uinput
  8. Reboot the computer to let things settle down
  9. Open a Terminal window and type these commands:
  10. cd ~
    wget tar xvfz ps3pair.tar.gz
    cd ~/ps3pair
    sudo python
  11. Hold down START + Enter on the Remote and you should be able to add it
  12. Some checks to see of it was added correctly:
  13. /usr/share/doc/bluez/examples/list-devices
    cat /proc/bus/input/devices | grep emot
  14. Both commands should show the Sony BD Remote
  15. Edit /etc/bluetooth/input.list (sudo nano /etc/bluetooth/input.list) accourding to this wiki
  16. Try pressing the audio key on the remote in an open Terminal windows and the letter "a" should appair

All well by now. Its time to install xbmc

  1. Open an Terminal and type:
  2. sudo apt-get install xbmc-standalone
  3. You might have issues here, and I would love to get feedback on this, but I upgraded from 9.11 to 10.0 and had to use the command
  4. sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  5. libvdpau should allso get installed, look for it!

Fixing possible issues with vertical tear: based of this forum post:

  1. Open an Terminal windows and type:
  2. sudo apt-get install curl
    curl "" | tr -d \\r >
  3. Reboot the system to let everything settle down
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