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PS1 classic controller on RetroPie?

  • So I've recently purchased a used PS1 classic for $20. I mainly bought it for the classic ps1 usb controllers. I have retropie installed on Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop. I figured that it would just be plug and play like most usb controllers. Turns out Retropie doesnt recognize it. I did 'lsusb - v' just to make sure that Ubuntu recognized it and it did. I literately did this for just a few minutes so I havent done much troubleshooting. I was just wondering if I was missing something obvious like a missing depedency or package that needs to be installed.

    Output of 'lsusb -v' for the controller:

    Bus 002 Device 007: ID 054c:0cda Sony Corp.
    Couldn't open device, some information will be missing
    Device Descriptor:
    bLength 18
    bDescriptorType 1
    bcdUSB 2.00
    bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
    bDeviceSubClass 0
    bDeviceProtocol 0
    bMaxPacketSize0 64
    idVendor 0x054c Sony Corp.
    idProduct 0x0cda
    bcdDevice 1.00
    iManufacturer 1
    iProduct 2
    iSerial 0
    bNumConfigurations 1
    Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 2
    wTotalLength 34
    bNumInterfaces 1
    bConfigurationValue 1
    iConfiguration 0
    bmAttributes 0xa0
    (Bus Powered)
    Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower 100mA
    Interface Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 4
    bInterfaceNumber 0
    bAlternateSetting 0
    bNumEndpoints 1
    bInterfaceClass 3 Human Interface Device
    bInterfaceSubClass 0 No Subclass
    bInterfaceProtocol 0 None
    iInterface 0
    HID Device Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 33
    bcdHID 1.11
    bCountryCode 0 Not supported
    bNumDescriptors 1
    bDescriptorType 34 Report
    wDescriptorLength 49
    Report Descriptors:
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x86 EP 6 IN
    bmAttributes 3
    Transfer Type Interrupt
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes

  • @polygonman244 did you try to program it in emulationstation as you need to to get it to work? The controllers work fine for me.

  • @edmaul69 Usually it will prompt me to program a controller, would i be able to manually map it in retropie config?

  • Nevermind, I just used the 'map controller' setting and it worked. I feel really dumb right now

  • @polygonman244 if you have mapped a keyboard in emulationstation it will never ask again for you to configure a controller.

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