This guide is meant for those using Linux and wanting to use a PS5 Controller (Dualsense) with Chiaki to enable remote play for PS4/PS5.
Despite the PS5 Controller support added to the 5.12 kernel, I had issues getting it to be recognized by Chiaki.
I've only verified these steps on a PopOS 21.10 (Ubuntu derivative) system, running on 5.16 kernel.
If you have an alternate solution for Linux that worked for you, leave a comment to help others out!
What does this guide provide?
A reliable way of mapping your PS5 controller buttons to keyboard inputs, and then mapping those keyboard inputs to Chiaki.
This works when wired via USB-C, or wirelessly via bluetooth.
What doesn't work, and other oddities.
- Haptic stuff does not seem to work.
- Touchpad "button" seems to be recognized even though we can't explicitly map it using AntiMicroX.
- Install Chiaki.
- Install AntiMicroX.
Both Chiaki and AntiMicroX have AppImage's available. AppImageLauncher handles easily integrating AppImages. Or you can run it manually
Map your PS5 Controller to Keyboard Inputs.
Run AntiMicroX (if you don't see it, it's likely running in your OS's "tray").
Your controller should be detected, and you should see inputs from it flashing as you pressed them on the controller.
Start mapping all buttons to keyboard inputs. I suggest avoiding dangerous keys like
Delete, modifier keys like
alt, etc. Once finished, be sure to save them!
Here are mine for example:
Configure Chiaki's mappings.
Run Chiaki, click the gear to open settings.
Click through each setting, hit the corresponding button on your controller, and it should be set to what you configured in AntiMicroX.
Here's my configuration for example:
That's it. Connect to your PS5 remotely and test it out!
Thank you very much all for the input here.
Between @cjones26 and @ayrton04 comments, I now have Chiaki built on Fedora 37 and DualSense is working. Runs so much better than the Windows Official client.
Much appreciated, thank you.