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HELP! Retropie Does Not Fully Shut Down

  • Hello,

    I'm trying to build a pigrrl 2 from Adafruit's instruction. Everything has gone well so far until I tried shutting down. I followed: Start > Quit > Shutdown System > Yes. The pi froze in the terminal with the last line was:
    [ ok ] Stopped LBS: triggerhappy hotkey daemon

    It happens everytime I try to shut down. The green light flashes for a few seconds and stops. The red light remains on. I tried shutting down through ssh with the commands: "sudo shutdown -h now", but it also stopped at the same line above.

    Pigrrl 2 uses a customized controlling set-up similar to SNES controller, so I don't know if disabling triggerhappy is a good idea. I figure I would need the hotkeys to exit the rom with START+SELECT. I have updated retropie and retropie script, but the problem remains. Roms can be run and they work properly as expected. I set SELECT as "Hotkey enable". Buttons work!

    Can anyone help me how to fix this and safely shut down the pi? I feel as if I'm killing the pi with the power switch to directly cut power before properly shutting down.

    Pi Model or other hardware: Raspberry PI 2B
    Power Supply used: Lithium Ion Polymer Battery - 3.7v 2500mAh/ Powerboost 1000c
    RetroPie Version Used: 4.3
    Built From: Pre made SD Image on RetroPie website
    USB Devices connected: edimax wifi
    Controller used: customized keypad by adafruit for Pigrrl 2
    Error messages received: NONE - Shutting down process stopped at "[ ok ] Stopped LBS: triggerhappy hotkey daemon"

    Guide used:
    Emulator: Emulationstation

    Thank you!

  • @velkhapn said in HELP! Retropie Does Not Fully Shut Down:

    Lithium Ion Polymer Battery - 3.7v 2500mAh/ Powerboost 1000c


  • @rbaker Hi! Yes, the battery came with the Pigrrl 2 kit.

  • @velkhapn A raspberry Pi 2 requires a 5V power supply.

  • @rbaker The kit from adafruit comes with a boost converter that converts the 3.7V up to 5V.

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