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DualSense Support?

See original GitHub issue

Hey there, I don’t suppose there’s any way we could reverse-engineer the DualSense controller’s connectivity and get this working within ds4drv?

Edit: posting the output of running ds4drv in the event it might help:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/cowkiller/miniconda3/bin/ds4drv", line 8, in <module>
  File "/home/cowkiller/miniconda3/lib/python3.8/site-packages/ds4drv/", line 154, in main
    for device in backend.devices:
  File "/home/cowkiller/miniconda3/lib/python3.8/site-packages/ds4drv/backends/", line 132, in devices
    device = self.find_device()
  File "/home/cowkiller/miniconda3/lib/python3.8/site-packages/ds4drv/backends/", line 121, in find_device
    return BluetoothDS4Device.connect(bdaddr)
  File "/home/cowkiller/miniconda3/lib/python3.8/site-packages/ds4drv/backends/", line 23, in connect
    ctl_socket = socket.socket(socket.AF_BLUETOOTH, socket.SOCK_SEQPACKET,
AttributeError: module 'socket' has no attribute 'AF_BLUETOOTH'

Issue Analytics

  • State:open
  • Created 3 years ago
  • Reactions:8
  • Comments:11

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QuixoticGitHubcommented, Jan 5, 2022

Hello people. Regarding 5.12 support for DualSense it seems that the driver released by Sony was either containing a few errors or something went wrong during the implementation. From what I recall it was the vertical axis of the left stick button and the R2 button that was swapped.

The controller works through Steam… But only because they use their own driver.

Any other native Linux game (tuxracer etc) only works if users manage to configure the controllers within the games and that hardly should be necessary.

On Wed, 5 Jan 2022, 02:17 Vadim Barkov, @.***> wrote:

Dualsense (ds5) is supported out of box by hid-playstation module from linux kernel (starting from version 5.12, here @.***/> are the patches for it ).

Both bluetooth and USB mode are supported by Sony. I don’t see any reason for opensource community driver.

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loveisfosscommented, Feb 18, 2022

If naoki-mizuno/ds4_driver#16 was closed, what’s the point of this issue?

this is ds4 (dualshock), why would it support dualsense (ds5)?

The point would be to create a dsu server in order to use motion controls with cemu (which I personally run with wine/lutris) that runs a dsu client (cemuhook).

By the way, l run Debian bookworm with kernel 5.16 and I don’t see any module containing the word “PlayStation” loaded, when doing lsmod. On lsusb, I see the DualSense controller entry normally. But for example, evdevhook cannot see it, so I don’t know if the driver is loaded properly.

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