Playstation DS4 Bluetooth Controller For Gaming?


#1

Hi all,

A Playstation 4 wireless controller will pair in Bluetooth but games like TuxKart and SuperTux do not recognize it. Any suggestions?

UPDATE: Using the command # apt list --installed, it appears the “bluez-utils” package (which contains the necessary drivers) would need to be installed for PlayStation Dual Shock 4 controllers to work. Hopefully, we’ll see this in the next update, as there are lots of great games available on Endless OS.


#2

Hi there! That’s a really good idea. I spotted recently that our ‘friend in open source’, Bastien Nocera, had done some great work with Dual Shock on Fedora so it looks totally possible to integrate.


#3

Hi Nick,

Yes, it is currently possible for wired controllers and Bluetooth (on Ubuntu at least), but the DS4 (and Xbox) drivers will need to be need to be included in a build update by the dev team. After looking through the package list I saw that the “joypad” package is not installed the latest Endless OS v 3.26 release. Now as for Bluetooth goes, some additional python-pip and python-dev packages will need to be installed and given the ready-only nature of Endless OS, I don’t see it possible to run the DS4DRV driver for the DS4. I’ve tried USB wired game controllers with no luck (haven’t tried a Steam controller). Maybe a dongle based 2.4Ghz controller like the Logitech F710 might work? Cheers!


#4

@nolatux yes, I was talking about integrating some of these packages and configurations into the base OS in future. I think a steam controller may work better, but as you say, there’s work for us to do here.


#5

Great! Thanks for the info. I’ve found that handheld Bluetooth keypads such as the Rii i8+ are also suitable for gaming.

Regards


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