PS3 Eye Not Working


#1

I have a fresh install of PiCroft on a Pi3B and a brand new PS3 Eye. It works perfect with my Windows 10 PC, but when I try to go through the quick setup it doesn’t work. Going to Alsamixer and selecting the device from Sound Cards gives me this error:

“cannot load mixer controls: Invalid argument”

I know I’m selecting the correct device because it’s the same it says on my Windows PC. Is there another way to make this work? I’m on version 7.86 core 19.8.1


#2

Hi there,

Sorry to hear the PS3 is having trouble.

I’ve reproduced the error when attempting to select the sound card in alsamixer. A quick search online reveals lots of people with the same problem, but haven’t yet found a solution.

The (hopefully) good news is that this shouldn’t be required. Can I check which Picroft image you are using? What’s the date in the filename?
When you say you’re on version 7.86 - what does this relate to?

What sort of power supply are you using for the Pi? Insufficient or fluctuating power could be a cause. If you don’t have another power supply, I’d at least unplug anything non-essential like the HDMI display, and SSH in.