Archive:Configure Sony PS3 remote on Asus EB1012P

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1 Prerequisites

1.1 Hardware:

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

1.2 Hardware requiered for installation:

  • 1 GB or more USB memorystick for installation

1.3 Optional Hardware

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

1.4 Software:

  • GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10
  • XMBC Dharma 10.0 RC2

1.5 Configuration:

  • Audio via HDMI require alsa 1.0.23 or newer and might require additional configuration

2 Step by step walkthrough:

2.1 Backup the included Windows 7 install

in case I want it back (Also available in pamphlet 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 pamphlet included with the pc

2.2 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"

2.3 Add some usefull reposetorys:

  1. Open a Terminal window and type:
  2. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/unstable
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kitlaan/ppa

2.4 Getting the PS3 controller working:

This is based on HOW-TO Setup PS3 BD Remote

  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 ~
    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. Add the line (arround line 62)
  16. <e>AudioNextLanguage</e>
  17. Edit /etc/bluetooth/input.list (sudo nano /etc/bluetooth/input.list) accourding to this wiki
  18. Try pressing the audio key on the remote in an open Terminal windows and the letter "a" should appair

2.5 All well by now. Its time to install xbmc

  1. Open an Terminal and type:
  2. sudo apt-get install xbmc-standalone
  3. libvdpau should allso get installed, look for it!

2.6 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

3 Issues:

  • Vertical Tear when using VGA - Solved