Neither keyboard or gamepad is working – stuck at welcome screen

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    ulfjonas
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    Hello!

    I cant get past the welcome screen in emulation station. Neither my keyboard or my gamepad is working. 1 gamepad is detected but I cant use it or configure it.

    I have a Rpi Model B running the lateset Retropie, 3.2.1. A hp usb-keyboard and a SNES usb-gamepad.

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    #111450
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    petrockblog
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    What PSU do you have ? Does it help if you have only one of the devices connected ?

    #111451
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    petrockblog
    Keymaster

    And you are definitely holding down a button on one of the devices? (obvious question, but just to check).

    #111460
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    ulfjonas
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    No, it doesn’t change anything if I just use one of them.one time I entered the config but then I couldn’t do anything. It said to press up button but I couldn’t.

    One time I succesfully pressed f4 and that time the keyboard worked.

    I have tried different psu’s. Two different iphone/ipad chargers and the tvs usb. Nothing changed.

    Yes, I am holding down a button.

    #111462
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    petrockblog
    Keymaster

    Sounds like a problem with your setup. if you press f4, and drop to a terminal (you will need to press another key) can you type on the keyboard ?

    are you using any hub or anything ? Which controller are you using ? Can you confirm the controller works on another machine

    #111463
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    petrockblog
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    When you say you tried different chargers, did you use the same USB cable or have tried different cables?

    #111466
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    ulfjonas
    Participant

    The keyboard worked just fine the one time I entered the terminal.

    No hub.

    Same cable only different chargers. Do you think that the pi gets to little amps to run both the keyboard and the controll?

    I’m using a cheap snes-usb-controller that is working on my computer.

    #111467
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    petrockblog
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    Could be a power issue yep – Please try another USB power cable, combined with the ipad charger (which should be 2.1a or so).

    #111468
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    herbfargus
    Member

    I had a rubbish cable from china that gave me similar problems. Got a new one and it solved the issue. Also if you have a rainbow in the top right corner of your screen in definitely is a power issue.

    #111489
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    ulfjonas
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    Ok! I’ii try another cable and see if it solves the problem.

    Thanks for the help!

    #111499
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    ulfjonas
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    I’ve tried some things today.

    I found my ipad charger, 2,2A, and tried it with the old cable. Retropie starts but when emulationstation starts it directly restarts. In the start up i saw something about the usb-cable. Think it said “maybe usb cable is broken”. It had problem finding both the keyboard and the gamepad. Said something about usb failed -71 or something.

    Then I tried it with the iphone charger 1A and it started correctly but I couldnt configure the gamepad.

    Any thoughts?

    #111511
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    petrockblog
    Keymaster

    get a new cable, or decent 2amp psu

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