GPIO joystick and buttons issue



  • Hello,

    I am making a bartop Arcade using Recalbox and I have issues when it comes to set a controller on the recalbox interface, I plug all my buttons on the gpio using this guide: https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os/wiki/GPIO-controllers-(FR)

    The problem is when I try to set up a new controller, every pushbuttons are working, but when I try to configure them, after I set one, the other ones are not working anymore.

    I Know im not super clear, english is not my first language, but in other words, i can only configure one push buttons than the other one just dosen't work anymore...

    If this ring a bell to anyone of you please respond it would be super appreciated.

    Thank you, Francois


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    shall I move your message to the french section and answer you in french ?



  • I was about to ask on the french forum also, but i would let this on the english forum, the more anwser the merrier!


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    Meanwhile test your GPIO sticks with evtest

    https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os/wiki/Test-your-joystick-with-jstest-(EN)

    jstest is almost the same, though it's deprecated



  • Hello,
    I have the same issue and all the test (evtest, jstest) are ok..
    have you a solution ?

    JMS


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    @jean-marc-strauven does evtest output strictly different event names when you try each button/stick direction ?



  • @Substring I was trying to test my GPIO using the jstest. Basically it gives me the error 'jstest: command not found'. I follow the instructions of https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os/wiki/Test-your-joystick-with-jstest-(EN).

    This issue that i'm having is: When i try to set up my controller the joystick works and the A button. Apart from that none of the other buttons work. Anyone experienced similiar issue?


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    @ivolourenco most obably a wiring issue. Use evtest instead of jstest



  • @Substring so i did a evtest GPIO detected as within recalbox. All buttons worked (how can i save the log of events to share with you?)

    I even did a wiring direct to the GPIO for individual buttons to remove the wiring possibility (e.g daisy chain ground).

    Any other ideia?


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    @ivolourenco has every single button returned a different event ?
    To share what you did, juste select the text in putty (it's automatically copied, that's a linux habbit) and paste it here between triple back quotes



  • @Substring output from the evtest below.
    Sequence was: js up; js down; js left; js right; B; A; TR; TL; X; Y; Start; Select.

    So i would imagine that all the setup is ok. However, within the Recalbox is not detected.
    I have a daisy chain ground that runs on all the buttons and is connected to the GPIO 6 any potential issue with that?

    """No device specified, trying to scan all of /dev/input/event*
    Available devices:
    /dev/input/event0: NOVATEK USB Keyboard
    /dev/input/event1: NOVATEK USB Keyboard
    /dev/input/event2: GPIO Controller 1
    /dev/input/event3: GPIO Controller 2
    Select the device event number [0-3]: 2
    Input driver version is 1.0.1
    Input device ID: bus 0x15 vendor 0x1 product 0x1 version 0x100
    Input device name: "GPIO Controller 1"
    Supported events:
    Event type 0 (EV_SYN)
    Event type 1 (EV_KEY)
    Event code 304 (BTN_SOUTH)
    Event code 305 (BTN_EAST)
    Event code 307 (BTN_NORTH)
    Event code 308 (BTN_WEST)
    Event code 310 (BTN_TL)
    Event code 311 (BTN_TR)
    Event code 314 (BTN_SELECT)
    Event code 315 (BTN_START)
    Event code 316 (BTN_MODE)
    Event type 3 (EV_ABS)
    Event code 0 (ABS_X)
    Value 0
    Min -1
    Max 1
    Event code 1 (ABS_Y)
    Value 0
    Min -1
    Max 1
    Properties:
    Testing ... (interrupt to exit)
    Event: time 315536585.570709, type 3 (EV_ABS), code 1 (ABS_Y), value 1
    Event: time 315536585.570709, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536585.780727, type 3 (EV_ABS), code 1 (ABS_Y), value 0
    Event: time 315536585.780727, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536587.760702, type 3 (EV_ABS), code 1 (ABS_Y), value -1
    Event: time 315536587.760702, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536587.970709, type 3 (EV_ABS), code 1 (ABS_Y), value 0
    Event: time 315536587.970709, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536589.990696, type 3 (EV_ABS), code 0 (ABS_X), value 1
    Event: time 315536589.990696, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536590.160719, type 3 (EV_ABS), code 0 (ABS_X), value 0
    Event: time 315536590.160719, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536591.750714, type 3 (EV_ABS), code 0 (ABS_X), value -1
    Event: time 315536591.750714, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536591.910707, type 3 (EV_ABS), code 0 (ABS_X), value 0
    Event: time 315536591.910707, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536598.760726, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 304 (BTN_SOUTH), value 0
    Event: time 315536598.760726, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536598.930715, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 304 (BTN_SOUTH), value 1
    Event: time 315536598.930715, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536603.350710, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 305 (BTN_EAST), value 0
    Event: time 315536603.350710, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536603.520718, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 305 (BTN_EAST), value 1
    Event: time 315536603.520718, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536686.300702, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 311 (BTN_TR), value 0
    Event: time 315536686.300702, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536686.500701, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 311 (BTN_TR), value 1
    Event: time 315536686.500701, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536692.130701, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 310 (BTN_TL), value 0
    Event: time 315536692.130701, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536692.330698, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 310 (BTN_TL), value 1
    Event: time 315536692.330698, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536702.220730, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 307 (BTN_NORTH), value 0
    Event: time 315536702.220730, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536702.430694, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 307 (BTN_NORTH), value 1
    Event: time 315536702.430694, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536709.500750, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 308 (BTN_WEST), value 0
    Event: time 315536709.500750, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536709.690705, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 308 (BTN_WEST), value 1
    Event: time 315536709.690705, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536714.390708, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 315 (BTN_START), value 0
    Event: time 315536714.390708, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536714.570710, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 315 (BTN_START), value 1
    Event: time 315536714.570710, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536716.760701, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 314 (BTN_SELECT), value 0
    Event: time 315536716.760701, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------
    Event: time 315536716.940702, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 314 (BTN_SELECT), value 1
    Event: time 315536716.940702, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------"""


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    @ivolourenco So, each of the buttons are working properly and independantly. The daisy chain is just for the ground, and should link a pin of each switch to the Pi ground.

    You're not supposed to remap the controller in ES, it's configured by default. Try those commands in SSH :

    /etc/init.d/S31emulationstation stop
    cp /recalbox/share_init/system/.emulationstation/es_input.cfg ~/.emulationstation
    /etc/init.d/S31emulationstation start
    

    And try your stick without reconfiguring it for now



  • @Substring see the outup of those commands:

    """ # /etc/init.d/S31emulationstation stop

    lvl0: Could not find <gameList> node in gamelist "/recalbox/share/roms/amstradcpc/gamelist.xml"!

    lvl0: Could not find <gameList> node in gamelist "/recalbox/share/roms/snes/gamelist.xml"!
    lvl0: Could not find <gameList> node in gamelist "/recalbox/share/roms/gba/gamelist.xml"!
    ERROR - tried to write to log file before it was open! The following won't be logged:
    lvlERROR - tried to write to log file before it was open! The following won't be logged:

    cp /recalbox/share_init/system/.emulatoions

    BusyBox v1.25.1 (2017-10-12 19:45:17 UTC) multi-call binary.

    Usage: cp [OPTIONS] SOURCE... DEST

    Copy SOURCE(s) to DEST

        -a      Same as -dpR
        -R,-r   Recurse
        -d,-P   Preserve symlinks (default if -R)
        -L      Follow all symlinks
        -H      Follow symlinks on command line
        -p      Preserve file attributes if possible
        -f      Overwrite
        -i      Prompt before overwrite
        -l,-s   Create (sym)links
        -u      Copy only newer files
    

    /etc/init.d/S31emulationstation start

    lvl0: Could not find <gameList> node in gamelist "/recalbox/share/roms/amstradcpc/gamelist.xml"!

    lvl0: Could not find <gameList> node in gamelist "/recalbox/share/roms/gba/gamelist.xml"!
    lvl0: Could not find <gameList> node in gamelist "/recalbox/share/roms/snes/gamelist.xml"!
    lvl0: System "favorites" is missing name, path, extension, or command!
    lo IP Address 127.0.0.1
    eth0 IP Address 169.254.119.52
    curl: (6) Couldn't resolve host 'recaleur-archive-prod.recalbox.com'' """

    Note: The joystick works withing the recalbox. But none the button work still.


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    @ivolourenco said in GPIO joystick and buttons issue:

    cp /recalbox/share_init/system/.emulatoions

    This is not the command I wrote, please read again



  • @Substring sorry for that, output below.

    """# /etc/init.d/S31emulationstation stop

    lvl0: Could not find <gameList> node in gamelist "/recalbox/share/roms/amstradcpc/gamelist.xml"!

    lvl0: Could not find <gameList> node in gamelist "/recalbox/share/roms/gba/gamelist.xml"!
    lvl0: Could not find <gameList> node in gamelist "/recalbox/share/roms/snes/gamelist.xml"!
    ERROR - tried to write to log file before it was open! The following won't be logged:
    lvlERROR - tried to write to log file before it was open! The following won't be logged:

    cp /recalbox/share_init/system/.emulations

    BusyBox v1.25.1 (2017-10-12 19:45:17 UTC) multi-call binary.

    Usage: cp [OPTIONS] SOURCE... DEST

    Copy SOURCE(s) to DEST

        -a      Same as -dpR
        -R,-r   Recurse
        -d,-P   Preserve symlinks (default if -R)
        -L      Follow all symlinks
        -H      Follow symlinks on command line
        -p      Preserve file attributes if possible
        -f      Overwrite
        -i      Prompt before overwrite
        -l,-s   Create (sym)links
        -u      Copy only newer files
    

    /etc/init.d/S31emulationstation start

    lvl0: Could not find <gameList> node in gamelist "/recalbox/share/roms/amstradcpc/gamelist.xml"!

    lvl0: Could not find <gameList> node in gamelist "/recalbox/share/roms/gba/gamelist.xml"!
    lvl0: Could not find <gameList> node in gamelist "/recalbox/share/roms/snes/gamelist.xml"!
    lvl0: System "favorites" is missing name, path, extension, or command!
    lo IP Address 127.0.0.1
    eth0 IP Address 169.254.119.52
    curl: (6) Couldn't resolve host 'recaleur-archive-prod.recalbox.com'"""


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    @ivolourenco the cp command is not correctly typed. I tried it on my recalbox and it works.
    When reporting, please use such `bback quotes, not double quotes



  • @Substring All buttons responding. Seems incorrectly setup though. Shall I remap them?

    And what have i done... with the commands you suggested?

    # lvl0:         Could not find <gameList> node in gamelist "/recalbox/share/roms/amstradcpc/gamelist.xml"!
    lvl0:   Could not find <gameList> node in gamelist "/recalbox/share/roms/gba/gamelist.xml"!
    lvl0:   Could not find <gameList> node in gamelist "/recalbox/share/roms/snes/gamelist.xml"!
    ERROR - tried to write to log file before it was open! The following won't be logged:
    # cp /recalbox/share_init/system/.emulations/es_input.cfg ~/
    cp: can't stat '/recalbox/share_init/system/.emulations/es_input.cfg': No such file or directory
    # cp /recalbox/share_init/system/.emulationstation/es_input.cfg ~/.emulationstation
    # /etc/init.d/S31emulationstation start
    # lvl0:         Could not find <gameList> node in gamelist "/recalbox/share/roms/amstradcpc/gamelist.xml"!
    lvl0:   Could not find <gameList> node in gamelist "/recalbox/share/roms/gba/gamelist.xml"!
    lvl0:   Could not find <gameList> node in gamelist "/recalbox/share/roms/snes/gamelist.xml"!
    lvl0:   System "favorites" is missing name, path, extension, or command!
    lo IP Address 127.0.0.1
    eth0 IP Address 169.254.119.52
    curl: (6) Couldn't resolve host 'recaleur-archive-prod.recalbox.com'
    ==============================================
    ==============================================
    
    

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    @ivolourenco Incorrectly setup ? If you followed the wiring diagram + buttons layout like :
    Y X L
    B A X

    You shouldn't have to remap. But ok, try remapping now you know how to reset the mapping ;)



  • @substring going to start drilling the button now! :D

    I just noticed that when i push up it goes down... so may be there is a issue on the setup of wiring.

    However, I did a run on remapping but it still does not recognise after A button :(

    Thanks


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    @ivolourenco can you go to http://recalbox while trying to remap, and make a screenshot of Recalbox when you're stuck at remapping ? You can post it here using the small cloud icon with an arrow, no need to drop it on some website



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