So, I have a problem where my Playsega Gamepad works at first, detected by ES and playable in ROMs, but then will decide to stop. I can’t control ES so I delete the /.emulationstation/es_input.cfg, and go back to ES. But, ES just says “No Joystick Detected”. I try rebooting, unplugging, nothing.
It has occurred twice. I decided to reinstall the image and then download source, then it worked. But after a day, “No Joystick Detected”. I’m at a loss.
I’m not sure why your SEGA pad is playing up, is there any pattern to the pad not responding and making any changes to the system at all, swapping usb ports etc? When it does play up try running lsusb in the terminal to see if it is still listed.
If you have found the solution to your problem please mark the topic as resolved.
It could either be a power issue or an issue with the gamepad itself. I think we can rule out power as the pad will be drawing well under the limit the Pi can supply. Do you have another power source you can use to test? Try using your xbox pad and see if you have the same problem, if you do that would point to the power supply being the issue.