For future people encountering this problem, the issue was the iPac Ultimate IO not playing well with the PS4 Gamepad I had plugged into it. I was using them simultaneously for setup and configuration. When I removed the PS4 Controller and only had the usb keyboard and the iPac plugged in it started to work just fine.
I have reset EmulationStation input configuration (Retropie Setup -> Configuration / tools -> emulationstation -> Clear / Reset Emulation Station input configuration), after all previous actions and everything now works as after fresh install.
Well m assuming you are referring to street fighter games. Pick 6 button(snes layout) or modern for these games. 8 button is specifically for an certain arcade panel layout. Classic layout is for 99% of other games that are wrong with this setup.
@ronbo85. Apologies. I haven't been on the forum in a long while. If you need any help with the ButtonMap work I did, post again. Agreed. I stopped at buttons, and never directly used controllers.xml...
Take a look at the Python file: simpleServer.py on my github area.
These are the args I'm using to show the image.
sudo fbi -vt 1 -a --noverbose </path/to/image>
Hopefully one of these switches will help your scripting.
@totallyice Please re-read my previous message. Your system is stuck in a reboot loop so you're not going to be able to access the command line to make any modifications to fix the problem.
In order to fix this error, you'll need to delete/disable the Controlblock service, but you'll either need a Linux computer to read the card's Linux partition (won't work from Windows/macOS) or you can try booting into 'safe mode' on your PI system to have a command line to make modifications. See https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/672/a-stop-job-is-running-for-lsb-controlblockservice-init-script/13.
I'm having the same problem where none of my controllers are working in game, however, I know what you're talking about, as I had that same thing (with the having to basically hold all the buttons to get it to open the remap screen) happen to me. Unfortunately, I have no idea what caused it, and I was only able to fix it by doing a clean install. If it's any consolation, since the install I haven't had that problem (just my current one where my controllers aren't working in game)