Resetting controller configuration
If you don't have network access, you can drop to a command prompt from emulationstation with a keyboard plugged in by pressing f4
moose65 last edited by
That's even better! I thought maybe an function key would pull up the prompt, but I wasn't sure, since the keyboard wasn't letting me navigate the UI
Dochartaigh last edited by
Once you turn off the Pi (after following the above directions), and then turn it back on, will this automatically prompt you to map a controller before it lets you into RetroPie (just like the very first time you put the RetroPie image off you downloaded off this website onto an SD card it initially prompts you to setup a controller)?
Crisis last edited by
Hello All, I'm having the exact same issue as described in this post, but for me the resetting of the config, didn't work. I am uses the latest 4.1 retropie on a PI3, installed in a Picade.
My controller is seen as a keyboard, & am able to map all the keys in ES, but no joypad files are created in retroarch. I use lr-mame libreto, & I am unable to map keys within mame general input, stuff like coin, or start/select. When I press enter on the keyboard, it blanks the key, but I am unable to set it to 1 of the buttons on the Picade.
Hope someone can help, I have been at this for days now, & getting a little frustrated.
@Crisis Please do not post a support request without first reading and following the advice in https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/3/read-this-first
mgrabow last edited by
@buzz This worked for me when my tankstick would not be recognised
1500points last edited by
SSH in (https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/ssh), run
sudo ~/RetroPie-Setup/retropie-setup.shand go to Emulation Station configuration via
Manage Packages -> Core Packages -> emulationstation -> Configuration or
Configuration / Tools -> emulationstation
and choose the option to Clear/Reset Emulation Station input configuration
(All packages with configuration appear in Configuration / Tools when installed)
Just wanted to clarify a step above.
From command prompt on pi you won't be able to make the ~ like found on a US keyboard.
Also there is a typo above, there is an underscore not a hyphen in retropie_setup.
cheers and thanks for posting, I got stuck in this catch 22 today which renders the retropie image useless without these instructions.
I found it easiest to use putty from my pc.
then sudo reboot at the command prompt when I was done.
the full command is- sudo /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/retropie_setup.sh
@1500points you can change the keymap from raspi-config to US. our keyboard mapping is UK by default. I will correct the typo thanks.
nex86 last edited by
what about retroarch?
I updated my retropie build and all of a sudden retroarch doesn't recognize any input.
@nex86 Please open a new topic if you have a different problem, don't hijack existing topics. Provide more info about your system - https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/3/read-this-first.
Supes24 last edited by
Hey everyone, if this topic is too old I’m sorry and please redirect me if possible. Now to my issue, I tried the command above via command line and it says “command not found”. I did use a command to erase all the controller configurations to make the Os think it was a first boot, however, I don’t remember the command. Can anyone help with this? I can’t get any controller to work nor can I back out of a game.