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    Phoronix: Sony Adds DualShock 4 Controller Support To Their Newer Linux PlayStation Driver

    Going back eight years to Linux 3.15 there has been Sony DualShock 4 controller support using the "hid-sony" driver thanks to work from the open-source community. But now Sony is adding DualShock 4 controller support to their newer "hid-playstation" driver that they started for PlayStation 5 controller support and are now extending it backwards for the PS4 controller...

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    Nice!

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    • #3
      Can you connect multiple PS5 controllers via bluetooth on linux, or is is limited to just one controller?

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      • #4
        15 years ago a news like this would be unimaginable. The year of the linux desktop is getting more real with each year!

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        • #5
          Wonderful.
          Good job Sony and thank you very much!

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          • #6
            Does this actually bring any new functionality over the old driver? Using my DualShock 4 daily with both bluetooth and USB and it's been working flawlessly...

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            • #7
              Very nice with official support!

              The PlayStation 5 controller is quite amazing!
              I think it is the best controller out there, it is much better than competing controllers such as the Xbox controllers.
              It has a rumble that rumbles in different parts and it changes where in the controller it rumbles.
              It has buttons that have programmable resistance so you have to push harder or softer.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by phoronix View Post
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                On Christmas Eve 2022, Sony published an official Linux driver for the PlayStation 5 DualSense controllers.‚Äč
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                They published it... from the future! Nice!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jedibeeftrix View Post
                  Can you connect multiple PS5 controllers via bluetooth on linux, or is is limited to just one controller?
                  Actually bought a couple PS5 controllers yesterday, and the answer is yes.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by katt View Post
                    Does this actually bring any new functionality over the old driver? Using my DualShock 4 daily with both bluetooth and USB and it's been working flawlessly...
                    I've been wondering the same thing. Honestly seems a little pointless to me and might just simply complicate things, though, the official drivers probably work a little more consistently.
                    Also, seems like the built in audio chip still doesn't work, which is pretty much the only thing that would convince me to switch.

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