That's not needed, since PikeyD doesn't look like it uses python. There's - similarly - a Linux kernel module named uinput, that I think it's used, but it's loaded by default on a RetroPIe image (you can check /etc/modules).
It seems you do need to install something - see the manual:
Once connected and booted up, you can navigate to the terminal to install the required
In RetroPie, you can do this by pressing the Ctrl-Alt and F4 key; this changes view to a
virtual terminal window, which you can run ‘emulationstation’ to go back to
It looks like you need to install GPIONext, a GPIO user driver to make the gamepad(s) work.
I see my problem now. When I first read the instructions on the link, I did not understand what he meant by "switching to hardware mode". At the time I did not have the joysticks and did not understand what that meant. Now I do.
I'm going to do some more reading and then give it a try. Just a little nervous because this is a one-way ticket and I really don't feel like shelling out more for another control board if I screw it up.
Thanks to those who read and responded. I love how active this forum is.
Hey there. I'm just wondering if you had any luck with controlling a ServoStik with GPIO? Did you convert the board to hardware mode and have success?