Can you add more info about your system, as requested in https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/3/read-this-first ?
Check the permissions on the Emulationstation's configuration folder - $HOME/.emulationstation - it might be a permissions problem. If you change any of the settings of Emulationstation, like the Scraper source, does it get saved between restarts ?
@jono Thanks for reaching out. I've had some time in the last week or so to tinker with settings. I will definitely try what you've outlined and get back to this thread. BTW- I've read that the latest update to RetroPie breaks the tank stick config. Has anyone heard this as well?
Is there a way to map a controller as JS0? I've seen a package useful to decide the order of the controllers, but in Retroarch...
There are ways to force an assignment of js0, but unfortunately Daphne actually reads the joystick event order when grabbing control and the event order cannot be changed.
is there a way to use different joystick numbers with Daphne?
Currently there is not. It's an often requested feature, but development on Daphne seems to have slowed down over the years and the project leader has only ever shown a passing interest in the issue to begin with.
Probably using x-arcade as a keyboard (without xarcade2jstick) I could map the keys in daphne
If using Daphne is important to you, this is likely to be your best option. I know it'll be a pain to reassign all the controls, but some control setups don't even have this ability as an option, so you're still coming out ahead in the long run.