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  • #106814
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    chopknee
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    Hi all,

    I recently converted my arduino uno into a simple joystick. I programmed it so it shows up as a gamepad with 24 buttons. On windows I have tested it and everything works fine, however, when I try using it on my Raspberry Pi with RetroPi installed it doesn’t work. The gamepad configuration does not detect the device at all.

    I did some research and found that I was missing the drivers for the joystick. After some installation, -lsusb showed the joystick is connected. I ran -jstest and it was showing output from the joystick. -dmesg even shows the device gets connected
    and shows the correct name. Emulation Station still fails to detect the gamepad.

    When I try to run the controller configuration script it just skips everything and tells me that the config was saved with no name. I tried the same with an xbox 360 pad and it worked just fine. I have run out of ideas and further searching of google has found me nothing useful. If anyone has any idea let me know!

    Also, I am using the Raspberry Pi 1 Model B. I have the latest version of RetroPie installed.
    Many Thanks.

    #106838
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    tipoto
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    Have you tried to create the config file for your joystick manually, with the correct name and the right button mapping?

    #106876
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    chopknee
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    I’ll have to give that a try, thanks.

    #106885
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    chopknee
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    I’m just guessing here, but does Emulation station only look for gamepads that have axes?

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