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    First of all I’m a complete newb, so apologies if I’ve missed something obvious.

    I’ve got the standard retropie / emulationstation distro up and running on my RPI B model and recently purchased a Logitech F710 wireless gamepad. Problem is I can’t configure it!

    When I go into configure input (from main emulationstation menu) it states “1 gamepad detected” but when I press and hold any button on the gamepad, nothing happens on the Pi. At the same time the “mode” button blinks a few times then goes off. I’ve seen other posts suggesting this could be due to low battery but I’ve tried other brand new batteries and still no luck.

    It’s so frustrating cos EmulationStation detects that the Wireless receiver is plugged into the USB port! I even unplug it / reconnect it while the Pi is on and I get a brief message in yellow text stating the gamepad is recognised.

    The menus in Retroarch even identify it as a Logitech Gamepad F710! Could it be that the USB port on the RPI isn’t providing enough power to the receiver?

    Has anyone had any luck getting this controller to work? I haven’t installed any additional drivers and like I say this is the standard Retropie distro I downloaded just a few weeks ago.

    Thanks so much in advance.




    thats really odd! i’ve never had any issues with my Logitech Gamepad F710, even when using rpi B, its usually just plug & play



    Do you ever get the green blinking light for the mode button on the gamepad? I’m beginning to wonder if the gamepad itself is faulty. Also do you have it on ‘X’ or ‘D’ mode? Cheers



    the light if I remember blinks when connecting, then on steady if using the pad, or off if using the stick, so you can switch between the 2. off hand I can’t remember what my switch is on, but I’ll look when I get home



    update: my switch is set on “x”



    I got it working!

    I used the Wireless Gamepad F710 Connect Utility in my windows machine to do initial config between the gamepad and the receiver. Now it works with my RPI 😀

    I didn’t receive any instructions with my gamepad (mail order) but seems this is a pre-req step you have to do:

    – Insert receiver into USB port
    – remove 1 battery from gamepad
    – reinsert battery into gamepad
    – Connect utility then showed connected

    Now if I press mode button the light is either on solid, or off.

    Thanks anyway

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