What's the deal here. Valve and Oculus can't be serious? I go to play some SkyrimVR and I get Vive wands that don't respond. So I tried launching SkyrimVR from inside SteamVR Home and I get OG rift controllers that don't respond.
welp...simplest thing is often the one that does it sometimes. tried beta branches of SteamVR to get the same result. Then it finally occured to me to uninstall SteamVR /reinstall it. Bingo. It sees the S as a OG Rift with OG Touch controllers, with 3 sensors but at least it works.