I currently have my raspberry pi setup as a retro gaming console via retropie. That being said, every time I power on the system, the only input the system has is the two game controllers, since I only need to scroll through the menus in emulationstation.
However, when I am done playing games and wish to power down it seems as though there is no way to properly power down using only the two controllers as input, and I am forced to unplug one of the controllers and plug in my wireless keyboard, press F4 to reach the terminal an issue the following shutdown commands,
`sudo shutdown -h now
Is there a solution for this so that I don’t have unplug one of my controllers and plug in a usb keyboard each time I wish to shut the system down?
Would it be possible use this using some sort of button combination to activate a shutdown script? Or perhaps a shutdown or reboot option could be added somewhere within one of the menus within emulationstation.
Please let me know if you have found any ways of doing this, or if you have any suggestions for a creative and convenient work-around.
Like Floob said,
When you configure your gamepad when starting Emulation Station it’ll be setup. just be sure it’s connected when you boot and ES automatically recognises it. You have to press some buttons and the configuration is saved to control ES.
I’ve got some aftermarket snes USB controllers, and here the menu you’re looking for appears by pressing start button also by default.
Then you can quit ES ( to command line ) , reboot your system, or, shutdown ES. In the last case your Pi will shutdown like it should.