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Sony DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor freezes entire system please help :/
Keeper86 2 Feb
Hey guys!

I'm new to the forum but not the site or Linux. I still use the DS4 adapter for my Ds4 which works perfectly! Except most of the time after turning my controller on it'll freeze my entire Os no matter which distro I use or kerenl. I'm using Manjaro KDE atm. If it doesn't freeze after powering on the controller it works perfectly.

I'm searched and searched and even asked on various other Linux forums with no replies or luck. I do have a Bluetooth adapter that I've tested which works just fine and does not cause the controller to freeze my system unlike the DS4 adapter.

I have no problem using the Bluetooth adapter other than it seems kinda laggy compared to the DS4 adapter. Has anyone else had this issue?

system specs

OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64
██████████████████ ████████ Kernel: 5.10.7-3-MANJARO
████████ ████████ Uptime: 20 hours, 21 mins
████████ ████████ ████████ Packages: 1404 (pacman)
████████ ████████ ████████ Shell: bash 5.1.0
████████ ████████ ████████ Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1080
████████ ████████ ████████ DE: Plasma 5.20.5
████████ ████████ ████████ WM: KWin
████████ ████████ ████████ WM Theme: Breeze
████████ ████████ ████████ Theme: Breeze Dark [Plasma], Breath-Dark [GTK2/3]
████████ ████████ ████████ Icons: Papirus-Grey [Plasma], Papirus-Grey [GTK2/3]
████████ ████████ ████████ Terminal: konsole
Terminal Font: Noto Mono 10
CPU: Intel i9-9900K (16) @ 5.000GHz
GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Memory: 4719MiB / 15899MiB
Keeper86 12 Feb
I guess I'll just stick to my Bluetooth adapter lol
KayKay 5 days ago
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Hi! I've had this exact problem for several months as well and have not been able to find a solution. I was using Manjaro as well at first, but I'm currently using ArcoLinux. I've upgraded my entire PC since then so I doubt that it's hardware specific. The adapter I'm using is also the DS4 bluetooth adapter.
Keeper86 a day ago
Quoting: KayKayHi! I've had this exact problem for several months as well and have not been able to find a solution. I was using Manjaro as well at first, but I'm currently using ArcoLinux. I've upgraded my entire PC since then so I doubt that it's hardware specific. The adapter I'm using is also the DS4 bluetooth adapter.
Thanks for replying! I really wish someone would chime in on this. Its super annoying and irritating! I remember when I first got the adapter in 2016 or 2017 it worked fine with no freezing. I'm on Pop OS now with same issue so its not distro related. I think its more kernel related.

Anyone else have any ideas? Bluetooth works fine however It takes longer to shut off when exiting Steam. Another reason I prefer using the adapter is because sometimes I switch into Windows 10 for certain games and the controller still stays paired unlike Bluetooth :(
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