Having To Re-Configure Arcade Joystick Periodically
I'm using the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 with a Xin-Mo and arcade (zippy) joystick and arcade buttons.
one problem I noticed periodically, and even with the latest and previous versions of Recalbox is that periodically my joystick doesn't work. Its annoying that I have to locate my USB keyboard, plug it into my Raspberry Pi so that I can traverse through the Emulation Station menu to get to the controller setup and re-configure the joystick again before I unplug and store away the keyboard.
Not sure what is causing it, but happens frequently enough that I keep the usb keyboard nearby.
side note - I also noticed this problem when I use my playstation controllers from time to time as well.
Can anybody advise what I may need to tweak or change to ensure joystick configuration is maintained.
there are no reasons you should reconfigure except if :
- your es_input.cfg gets broken
- your buttons change bus or events number
If your pi is on the network, you can use the virtual gamepad to browse through the menus instead of plugging your keyboard
@subs my pi is on the network. How can I use the virtual gamepad to browse through the menus instead of plugging in my keyboard?
find your pi IP address, then http://IP:8080
On a windows pc you can just http://recalbox:8080 or http://recalbox.local:8080 for linux and mac
@subs so I see the virtual keypad. So how does that help me again to re-configure the joystick without the use of a usb keyboard?
second question. How does my es_input.cfg file get broken and which folder is it located (via Windows networking to the Recalbox) so that I can see what it looks like when the problem comes up again
the virtual gamepad just helps not to plug a keybooard to reconfigure, that's all
es_input.cfg is located in
~/.emulationstationon the SD, or
\\recalbox\share\system\.emulationstationthrough windows network shares