@gamerz719 Burn the system image on a USB stick, and test it on another computer, if it works on another computer, it is some incompatibility of your computer's drivers.
If it doesn't work on any computer, you're doing something wrong when recording, or you're not waiting long enough at the first boot (the first boot is slower, the system creates the SHARE partition at the first boot, so the bigger the storage device, more time consuming)
So: I tried to reinstall Recalbox 6.1.1 from scratch all over again. 8bitdo pairing suffering from the same problems (cant pair). Tried to pair manually via bluetoothctl, it WORKS - but does not keep paired after a reboot.
I honestly do not know what to do anymore. Cant find older version (6.0) anywhere anymore and 6.1.1 is useless for me if I cant keep my gamepads paired.
If someone have any solutions for this, please let me know.
Thank you thedarklord369. I have 6.0 back up and running. I also would like to thank all of the devs here for bringing us a wonderful piece of software. Although this update didn't go smoothly for me I appreciate your efforts in continuing to develop recalbox, and look forward to the next release. (Although I will be more diligent about saving install files from my working setup in the future.)