While the DS4 has technically been supported via “hid-sony” since way back to kernel 3.15, Sony is adding official support to said gamepad by adding backward compatibility to their “hid-playstation” driver, which already has support for the DualSense/DualSense Edge. The patch is confirmed to be merged with the upcoming 6.2 kernel.

The patch will add support for:

  • USB/Bluetooth connectivity
  • touchpad
  • battery status
  • vibration
  • accelerometer/gyro
  • LED brightness

Patch notes for DS4 support

Thanks to Phoronix, as always, for reporting on this.