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Bug 1255325 - SpeedLink strike-fx 6 sixaxis gamepad usb mode broken in kernel 4.1
Summary: SpeedLink strike-fx 6 sixaxis gamepad usb mode broken in kernel 4.1
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 22
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-08-20 09:43 UTC by The Source
Modified: 2016-02-23 19:49 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: kernel-4.3.5-200.fc22
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2016-02-02 19:50:27 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
0001-HID-sony-do-not-bail-out-when-the-sixaxis-refuses-th.patch (deleted)
2016-01-08 09:39 UTC, Benjamin Tissoires
no flags Details | Diff

Description The Source 2015-08-20 09:43:10 UTC
Description of problem:
When connecting specified gamebad via usb I get the following error:
sony 0003:054C:0268.000B: can't set operational mode: step 3
sony: probe of 0003:054C:0268.000B failed with error -71
This happens at least in 4.1.4-4.1.6. In 4.0.8 gamepad works fine.

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Comment 1 The Source 2015-09-24 09:48:53 UTC
Still broken in 4.1.7

Comment 2 The Source 2015-09-25 06:46:59 UTC
I downloaded 4.1.8 source and commented out lines 1162-1164 in drivers/hid/hid-sony.c:

/*ret = hid_hw_output_report(hdev, buf, 1);
	if (ret < 0)
		hid_err(hdev, "can't set operational mode: step 3\n");*/

After recompiling module gamepad works fine again. Perhaps speedlink gamepad can't process that request properly.

Comment 3 The Source 2015-10-10 12:27:16 UTC
Still broken in 4.2.3

Comment 4 Justin M. Forbes 2015-10-20 19:38:08 UTC
*********** MASS BUG UPDATE **************

We apologize for the inconvenience.  There is a large number of bugs to go through and several of them have gone stale.  Due to this, we are doing a mass bug update across all of the Fedora 22 kernel bugs.

Fedora 22 has now been rebased to 4.2.3-200.fc22.  Please test this kernel update (or newer) and let us know if you issue has been resolved or if it is still present with the newer kernel.

If you have moved on to Fedora 23, and are still experiencing this issue, please change the version to Fedora 23.

If you experience different issues, please open a new bug report for those.

Comment 5 The Source 2015-10-20 20:52:36 UTC
As I mentioned, the bug is still present in 4.2.3-200.fc22. The workaround I suggested also works in this version.

Comment 6 The Source 2016-01-08 08:54:07 UTC
4.3.3-300.fc23 still there

Comment 7 Benjamin Tissoires 2016-01-08 09:39:38 UTC
Created attachment 1112818 [details]

Apologies for the delay.

Would you mind testing the attached patch?
If that works, and you are ok with, when I submit this upstream, I'd like to add your "Reported-and-reviewed-by: Your Name <your>".

Comment 8 The Source 2016-01-08 10:14:19 UTC
Tested the patch. I get 'sony 0003:054C:0268.0004: can't set operational mode: step 3, ignoring' in dmesg (as expected) and after that controller works just fine, thank you.

Max Fedotov <thesourcehim>

Comment 9 Benjamin Tissoires 2016-01-08 17:00:11 UTC
Thanks for the tests.

Patch posted upstream:

Comment 10 Benjamin Tissoires 2016-01-29 13:38:22 UTC
Just in case, the patch has been included in the for-4.6 branch of the HID tree:

And I think it should be good to backport it in Fedora :)
(Josh, if you are around....)

Comment 11 Josh Boyer 2016-01-29 20:25:43 UTC
Backported to all branches.  Thanks!

Comment 12 The Source 2016-02-02 19:50:27 UTC
Fixed in 4.3.5-300.fc23

Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2016-02-13 16:17:42 UTC
kernel-4.3.5-200.fc22 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 22.

Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2016-02-23 19:48:49 UTC
kernel-4.3.5-200.fc22 has been pushed to the Fedora 22 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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