Xbox one controller cannot be confiured
blboun last edited by
raspberry pi 4B 4GB RAM
Xbox one controller 1708 (at least i hope in this number)
I think retropie 4.6 for rpi4
I've installed retropie about 2 months ago and everything works well. Then I wasn't at home for some time and I didn't use it. After about 4 weeks without using it i update it using
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
and from retropie menu. Then I wanted to play some games but controller works only in menu. I thinked, that this is only some small error and as I am lazy, I just reinstalled retropie and than I had some problems while even connecting Xbox one controller. After some time I successfully connect Xbox controller, so in connection menu it was in active connection and when I connect it says "successfully connected". Then I went to main menu, go to configure input and it says "no controller detected". I press a on Xbox one controller for a long time (2 minutes) and nothing happened. I rebooted retropie. When booting, controller connects (stops blinking Xbox logo a lighting still), but its not detected by ES. When I tried
sudo jstest /dev/input/js0
It detects it properly, it sees it, calls it Xbox controller, it properly detects buttons and axis but when I press anything nothing happens.
How to repeat problem:
1.) reinstall retropie completely
2.) start it, install xboxrdv, kodi, pixel desktop
3.) go to Bluetooth menu and connect Xbox controller (please use some tutorial for this, I needed to add some lines somewhere.Just make it connect without error)
4.)go to main menu, go to configure controls, and try to configure controls (if it says that controller is detected or if you are able to configure it you don't repeat this problem.)
5.)press F4, and use
sudo jstest /dev/input/js0
(If you don't have jstest just install it)
6.) It should correctly detect controller, buttons and axis, but when you press anything and move anything it should not do anything.
xpadneodriver from the RetroPie-Setup Drivers section and re-boot, then re-pair the controller and re-try the configuration.
Red_Trev last edited by
@blboun please watch this video, you will need to install a firm ware update one each controller via the Xbox One console before hand:
blboun last edited by blboun
I watch this video and I done everything as shown, still same problem. I successfully connected Xbox controller but ES does NOT detect it. I still can't configure buttons and jstest is still same, nothing changes.
luzer last edited by luzer
@blboun i have the exact same error
- i have the newer, 3 button controllers
- updated controller firmware
- rp4, with retropie installed
- updadated all packages
- installed xpadneo from the retropie menu
- finally got controllers paired, but nothing pressed in test
Bel77 last edited by
I like the idea of a Raspberry Pi 4/Retropie gaming set up but almost 3 months on and I've done very little gaming and many, many hours of troubleshooting.
Similar to your issue - I have RP4, retropie, Xbox One S controllers, updated firmware for XB1S controllers, updated everything possible on the Pi4, installed xpadneo and finally got it paired and connected.
Got 2 current issues:
1st: When configuring the controller it wont let me choose the 'Xbox Home' button. Every other button works except XB home button. Watching ETA Prime (YouTube channel) setup, when he selects the XB Home button as his Hotkey button it registers as button 16. Mine just wont work, even though the button works on other devices (PC and Xbox)
2nd: After you choose a game in Retropie it goes to the blue screen where you get a list of options. D-Pad wont let me navigate so I have to use the left stick. When moving down I have to move it kind of down and to the left. I also have to push A button about 20 times to select something.
The last bit of info is a bit hard to explain but here goes: On the blue screen menu where you have all your options the cursor is flashing underneath the 'OK' , it's flashing super fast.
If I disconnect the XB1 controller the flashing slow down and I can use a usb wired controller to navigate & select everything as normal.
So while the XB1S controller is connected it just wont work properly. It only works in Retropie and the games, but not in the blue screen menu.