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From 954d6154959c8c196fa4b89fc98a4fb377c6a38d Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Benjamin Tissoires <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2016 17:58:49 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] HID: sony: do not bail out when the sixaxis refuses the
 output report

When setting the operational mode, some third party (Speedlink Strike-FX)
gamepads refuse the output report. Failing here means we refuse to
initialize the gamepad while this should be harmless.

The weird part is that the initial commit that added this: a7de9b8
("HID: sony: Enable Gasia third-party PS3 controllers") mentions this
very same controller as one requiring this output report.
Anyway, it's broken for one user at least, so let's change it.
We will report an error, but at least the controller should work.

And no, these devices present themselves as legacy Sony controllers
(VID:PID of 054C:0268, as in the official ones) so there are no ways
of discriminating them from the official ones.

Reported-and-tested-by: Max Fedotov <>
Signed-off-by: Benjamin Tissoires <>
Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <>
 drivers/hid/hid-sony.c | 6 ++++--
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/hid/hid-sony.c b/drivers/hid/hid-sony.c
index 661f94f8ab8b..11f91c0c2458 100644
--- a/drivers/hid/hid-sony.c
+++ b/drivers/hid/hid-sony.c
@@ -1411,8 +1411,10 @@ static int sixaxis_set_operational_usb(struct hid_device *hdev)
 	ret = hid_hw_output_report(hdev, buf, 1);
-	if (ret < 0)
-		hid_err(hdev, "can't set operational mode: step 3\n");
+	if (ret < 0) {
+		hid_info(hdev, "can't set operational mode: step 3, ignoring\n");
+		ret = 0;
+	}