You can now use your favorite PlayStation 5 DualSense controllers on Linux as well. A new kernel-level hidden driver for DualSense support on Linux has been spotted. They are currently in the beta/testing phase but can be downloaded by users.
The DualSense 5 is the proprietary controller used for the PlayStation 5. Unlike the Xbox this year, Sony has made tremendous strides in improving every function and feature present in the controller. This has led to quickly becoming the favourite of many users. Consequently, a lot of Linux Users want DualSense 5 on their operating system as well.
PS5 DualSense Linux Support
It isn’t every day that you hear someone gaming on Linux OS but it isn’t unheard of. Although it might not have been made for gaming, if it works then it works. Linux fanboys want everything that the Window user has so the Linux community is all hands on deck for it.
If you are a Linux user and also like to game but with a controller then today is your lucky day because we have got some good news for you. It has been long overdue but it is finally here.
The DualSense 5 on Linux has been released the same way Sony did for the DualShock 4. We are currently not sure of the implications of using the newly supported Beta drivers for the controllers.
The update was released as part of a Kernal update and since many details are not confirmed yet, all we know is that the PS5 DualSense controller will work on Linux either using USB or Bluetooth.
The new drivers are an overhaul of the previous gen drivers so only the basic functionality such as the battery, gyrosensor, accelerometer, lightbar, microphone, etc will work but new and advanced features will work or not, is an answer we don’t have just yet.
You can download the drivers from here.
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Most users have confirmed that you should not be expecting the DualSense 5’s complete functionality and feature such as their haptic feedback to be coming to the OS anytime soon. However, the complete patch notes talk about the complete implementation of the Motion Sensor, Analog Sticks, and Touchpads.
Note: The support for the entire PS5 DualSense controllers will be under HID-Compliant Sony Devices which will be updated automatically.
This concludes everything you needed to know about DualSense 5 support coming to the PS5, stay tuned for more news!
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