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  • #100503
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    jb0yz
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    I got a problem, it’s my first time using retropi. I downloaded v3 beta 4 as the newest version. I got the image flashed to the raspberry pi b+. It boots, starts emulationstation and starts the configuration setup. So far so good, all the videos I’ve seen have been exactly what I see.

    It then shows 1 gamepad dectected and to hold the button to configure. I start to press a button and it highlights at the bottom “USB Gamepad” I then hold down the button for about 3-5 seconds like all the tutorials say to do.

    This is where things go different from everything I read and seen. A little box saying ‘OK’ shows up at the bottom and nothing happens. I’ve let it sit for quite some time. Hitting random buttons, holding random buttons… nothing.

    Redownloaded, flashed, same thing. Downloaded torrent, flashed, same thing. SDcard is fine as it works with a ‘regular’ debian image. I tried using just the keyboard with no gamepad, nothing. Tried running from command line the retropi-setup.sh and configureing the controller there. That breaks emulationstation and makes the screen go all flashy the next go round.

    Why is this happening? How can I fix this?

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    #100507
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    buzz
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    you press the “a” button and wait and it will finish. it’s doing stuff in the background. Not crashed just busy.it can take more than 5 seconds on rpi1 etc.

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    #100513
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    jb0yz
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    ‘a’ was one of the buttons I tried pressing and even holding. It never goes any further. I’ve waited 5+ min looking for any type of change. The screen even went into powersave mode waiting for progress to continue. This applies to both the keyboard and the USB gamepad.

    I’m using this gamepad, one of the reviewers said specifically it worked with retropi, that’s why I got it.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FFL7WRS

    #100566
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    jb0yz
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    I tried it again tonight. Giving each action a deliberate delay in excess of 1 min each. It does not continue, I can F4 into terminal so the device isn’t locked up but something is obviously wrong.

    I took a snapshot of the problem and attached it to this post.

    Please help.

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    #100587
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    jb0yz
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    So I went and downloaded the 2.6 version from
    http://blog.petrockblock.com/retropie/retropie-downloads/
    and that seems to work just fine, I guess I’ll stick with that. And aside from expanding the rootfs it works as expected right out of the box. Real nice work guys! I mean that.

    Given that it works on 2.6 and not beta 4 on the B+ would lead me to believe that this specific image might be broken. That or whatever it is thats different with my setup is throwing it off. Looking through all the tutorials, everyone references the B+ would work in the same manor as RP2, but none of them were actually using a B+

    http://blog.petrockblock.com/retropie/retropie-downloads/retropie-project-sd-card-image-for-raspberry-pi-1-beta/

    http://downloads.petrockblock.com/images/retropie-v3.0beta4-rpi1.img.gz

    #100602
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    buzz
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    I am unable to reproduce the problem you have – I had though initially when I read you meant it froze after configuring controls. Looks as through it may be having trouble with your controller oas it should ask to configure each key etc. Do you have another controller to test. What controller are you using ?

    #100667
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    jb0yz
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    I have the controller in my 2nd post. A seperate user in amazon review confirms it to work with the retropi (I also confirm, see below). My first thought as well that it might have been the controller. However I also get the problem with a generic microsoft keyboard with no controller attached and vice versa.

    In version 2.6 both devices are seen, both work, and no configuration outside of mapping for emulationstation specifically. I know this because it doesn’t ask to map x and y and they both buttons work in the retroarch backend out of the box.

    EDIT:
    Is there a log or something you want me to gather? I am willing to try re-flashing so it can be addressed. I would like to stay on the current version if possible.

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