in emulation station you need to configure the input in the menu screen. When i configured my ps3 controller i had to have a usb controller plugged in first and then after pairing i needed to press start and go to configure input. It should say 2 joy pads detected. I held the A button down on my ps3 controller and it found the controller and then I setup all the buttons. After that I was able to use it.
you can use a usb keyboard if you have one common keys should be
A = X
B = Z
Y = A
X = S
Start = ENTER
Select = R-SHIFT
Shoulder left = Q
Sjoulder right = W
D-pad left = left
D-pad right = right
D-pad up = up
D-pad down = down
If your controller is paired then you might be able to configure it “the regular way”:
– Make sure you’ve got a keyboard or controller connected that Retropie “has recognized”
– Press: “Start” (or Enter on the keyboard if that’s configured to work as a controller)
– Go to: “Configure input > press “A” on the controller (or X on a keyboard)”.
– Follow instructions on screen, i.e. hold a button on the BT controller to configure it.
– If RetroPie does nothing after pressing a button on your controller then it might not be not be registered as a controller or input device via bluetooth.
Pressing the button on the bluetooth device does nothing.
I can see the bluetooth device paired with name “gamepad” inside the retropie configuration script.
In shell I can see the j0 in /dev/input/.
My tips and questions:
Install the package ‘joystick’ w/ the Linux command on the command line:
sudo apt-get install joystick
Now test your joystick(s) w/:
And press some buttons on the controller. You should see some reaction. Remember: if you’ve got more than one controller the bluetooth controller may be js1 or js2.
If ‘jstest’ proves that the output of the BT controller is actually received by the Pi then register the controller in Emulationstation w/ the procedure I described above. Realize that a BT connection my be quirky. Sometimes a BT connection stops and starts in my experience.