As a normal user, sometimes my peripherals don't work as expected. Here is the question I want to ask:
I have a PS3 controller, but my computer doesn't recognize it when plugged in for the first time for a couple of hours or more not using it. However it recognize the controller after replugging it. Since in theory it shouldn't be like that, I wonder what is happening.
It's on-topic on Super User, but seems to be poor-received (example: What makes keyboard suddenly stop working when BIOS is loading?). There is a peripheral tag on this site, but the questions there seems to have more technical knowledge than I have. From What topics can I ask about here?, it is not clear that this kind of question explicitly be on-topic, but IMO it doesn't fall on the off-topics:
This site is for electronics and electrical engineering professionals, students, and enthusiasts. We ask and answer questions about electrical and electronics engineering topics, which include electronics, physical computing, and those working with microcontrollers, Arduinos and embedded systems. We feel the best Electronics Design questions have a schematic, links to pertinent datasheets or some source code in them, but if your question generally covers …
- a specific electronics design problem
- the theory and simulation of electromagnetic forces
- a communication scheme
- the writing of firmware for bare-metal or RTOS applications
and it is not about …
- a shopping or buying recommendation
- consumer electronics such as media players, cell phones or smart phones, except when designing these products or modifying their electronics for other uses
- Programming software for a PC
Would question asking for reasons and fixes on peripherals be on-topic here? If yes, will it be well-received?