Keyboardless Setup [RetroPie 1.x]

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    I am having no luck at all setting things up to work without a keyboard so I can control everything from the game controller.

    I have this controller: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002B9XB0E/

    I’ve got the controls mapped and configured. It works in all the games I’ve used (Atari 2600, Sega Genesis). No problems there.

    But, once I select an emulator and a game, I’m stuck. Without the “Escape” key on the keyboard, I am stuck playing the first game I select and then I also have no way to shut down the system properly.

    The left and right buttons on the side of the controllers are 4 and 5:

    input_player1_l_btn = 4
    input_player1_r_btn = 5

    (from /home/pi/RetroPie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg)

    Those don’t seem to be of use to any of the games I play, so I thought those would be the best choices to use for exiting, thus I configured this:

    input_exit_emulator_btn = 4
    input_menu_toggle_btn = 5

    No go.

    I tried editing /home/pi/.emulationstation/es_input.cfg:

    <input name="escape" type="button" id="4" value="1" />
    <input name="menu" type="button" id="5" value="1" />

    No go.

    The buttons work. I used jstest to get the 4 and 5 values.

    So I am stuck with having to use a keyboard, which really isn’t convenient when I just want to set up a more or less standalone game system.

    Any ideas?

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