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  • #89105
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    hadtstec
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    Hi there

    Only recently I bought a ControlBlock and was finally able to use the Raspberry Pi as I wanted to, but now that my Pi2 has arrived it acts up weird in the EmulationStation Menu.

    Is this a know issue? Is there a simple fix?
    I am using the latest SD Image and installed the ControlBlockService as before.

    Many Thanks

    #89121
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    petrockblog
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    The ControlBlock is also compatible with the Raspberry Pi 2. I have tested that myself.

    Can you explain your configuration and setup in more detail so that I can get an idea about the problem?

    What have you attached to the ControlBlock?
    How does your configuration look like?
    Which SD-Card image are you using?

    #89149
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    hadtstec
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    Thanks for your quick reply. I am really frustrated, as this is the second Controller board I have bought for the Pi build and things are going from bad to worse.
    The Controller is working as expected on the B+, but not in the Pie2

    I am using the Pie2 image 2.6
    I can’t create a config file as when I start the Pie and boot into Emulation station “random” buttons are pressed.

    If there is an output I can do from the Command prompt then that would be really appreciated.

    Christoph

    #89201
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    petrockblog
    Keymaster

    Just that I understand correctly: The ControlBlock is working correctly on your Raspberry Pi 1. If you attach the ControlBlock on your Raspberry Pi 2 and use the same SD card image for the RPi 2 that you used for the RPi 1, you observe the random button presses?

    In that case you would need to recompile the ControlBlockService for the Raspberry Pi 2 (as described at http://blog.petrockblock.com/2014/12/29/controlblock-power-switch-and-io-for-the-raspberry-pi/). Due to differences in the RPi hardware the original version of the ControlBlock driver does not work on the Raspberry Pi 2, hence the need for recompiling.

    #89255
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    hadtstec
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    Sorry, I didn’t say that in my Raspberry Pie B+ I am using the RetroPie 2.3 Image
    and in the Raspberry Pie 2 I am using the 2.6 image which is specific for the Pie2.

    I compiled the ControlBlockservice on both exactly the same way.

    Tonight, I’ll try and put the Paspberry Pie 1 SD card into the Pie2 and ensure that there is nothing wrong with the Pie.

    #90781
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    petrockblog
    Keymaster

    Did you make any progress?

    #90797
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    hadtstec
    Participant

    Sorry, I’ve been in France for the week and am swamped with a ton of work.
    I might go down a different route and hack up two USB gamepads, to allow my cabinet to be modular.

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