Sony has been working with Linux’s new PlayStation HID driver to support DualShock 4 controllers, as we reported last month. Although the DualShock 4 controller is supported by the older “hidesony” driver, support for it now comes with Linux 6.2.
The introduction of the hid-playstation Linux driver was almost two years ago. It initially supported the PlayStation 5 DualSense controllers. They also planned to extend the hidplaystation driver to support older controllers that are currently supported by the hidsony driver.
That was done and the DualShock 4 control now works in both USB/Bluetooth modes. It supports all the standard features, such as touchpad, battery support, rumble and accelerometer, lightbar, LED brightness, lightbar and dongle support. Sony is presumably working on an older controller support for their officialhide-playstation driver. This will allow them to ship their products with their “official support” and remove all community-added hardware and unofficial hardware.
Sony published driver patches recently for their DualSense Edge controller. They were eventually pulled during the Linux 6.1.1 cycle. This means that they are ready to ship with the new PlayStation 5 controllers.
The HID pull request for new feature material for Linux 6.2 included XPPEN Deco LW tablet support and support for the DJ Hero turntable in the Wiimote driver. There were also other fixes.