USB keyboard not working
I'm trying to make an usb to work without success.
I also tried to mapping it like a joystick and that is ok, so the device is not broken.
Anyway if I wanna use keys like f4 they don't work at all.
I'm having issue either in EmulationStation and in gaming
Please add more info about your system, as detailed in https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/3/read-this-first, including what keyboard model are you using.
I'm using a Raspberry Pi 3 with the latest Retropie version installed.
The keyboard is a DELL USB Keyboard. I always used it with Retropie, today I installed Retropie on a new SD Card and I'm having issue with that keyboard
@Chuck_B Are only the F(unction) keys not working, or the other mapped keys are also behaving erratically ?
@mitu if I map the keyboard buttons, just like a joystick these buttons work.
But every other button doesn't work at all
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Could you test another USB keyboard on that Pi and/or log into the Pi via SSH? You could then run these commands for further diagnosis:
Before plugging in the problematic keyboard:
tail -f /var/log/syslog
Then plug it in and you should see messages about it. Stop the command by pressing
Or right after you connect it:
Again, you should see messages about the keyboard.
I got updates!
I deleted the mapping of the keyboard from es_input.cfg, and now the keyboard works but only on to terminal mode, I can't move in EmulationStation menu and I can't use it while running a retroarch core.
What do you suggest?
@Chuck_B Did you try to configure the keyboard as a controller in Emulationstation?
@mitu I just did it and now seems to work correctly. Thank you. I'll let you know if I get other issues