Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

Benjamin Jan 14, 2014 @ 6:34am
Linux DualShock 4 Bluetooth driver has been released.
To any fellow DualShock 4 owners, or those thinking about getting one, there is now a bluetooth driver called "ds4drv" released by "chrippa". It's in early stages, but it's already quite functional.

The driver is Bluetooth only for now, but you can plug it in to charge once it's connected. Also, pairing does not work smoothly yet so you have to start the controller in pairing mode each time. On the plus side, it's already got a lot of awesome fetures. The touchpad can be used as a mouse, you can set the LED colors, and best of all you can emulate an xbox 360 controller for backwards compatibility.

The Github link is here:
The Reddit link is here:

It's still really new (just a few days old I think), but it's working perfectly for me on Arch (there is an AUR package already). Check out the github page for the ReadMe, which goes into most of the details and current limitations.
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Zyro Jan 14, 2014 @ 6:42am 
For those who - like me - were not sure:
"DualShock 4" is the controller that comes with the PlayStation 4.
Rain Shinobi Jan 14, 2014 @ 1:54pm 
While I dont have one of those controllers, that is really awesome!
Sirik Jan 15, 2014 @ 5:10am 
Interesting... I may have to try that myself
thetargos Jan 16, 2014 @ 9:28am 
Interesting... I may get a controller before I get the console as such :D
Benjamin Jan 17, 2014 @ 2:23am 
I don't own any current consoles, but I got a DualShock 4 to replace my wireless x360 controllers. The d-pads and analog sticks are much better IMO. Also, not having to use a wireless dongle is a plus, as most PCs have bluetooth. If not, they work over USB too.
Micha Jan 27, 2014 @ 5:16pm 
Awesome, thanks for sharing! will try in the upcoming days..
Benjamin Jan 28, 2014 @ 3:14am 
This now comes with a systemd service file easy startup. It's also in the AUR for Arch users. Everyone else can install with the instructions on the github page.
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Date Posted: Jan 14, 2014 @ 6:34am
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