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Xin mo dual arcade joystick
#1
I have opi pc plus with retrorangepi 2.5 image to sd. I want to to play games with my arcade dual player joystick but I have a problem. It detects one gamepad instead of two and not working up and left moves. 
I found this solution but I can't figure out how to solve this in retrorangepi. https://github.com/Retro…/RetroPie-Setup/…/Xin-Mo-Controller I can't find cmdline.txt
I am newbie and I don't know how to do it. I also found the .patch for the driver (it describes my problem) here: http://ithink.ch/blog/2013/09/08/patchin...ry_pi.html
but how I will install it? Thanks in advance and sorry for my english.
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#2
this is Jarno Lehtinen's facebook post, hope it helps

"Sometimes there is brief moments, when I hate Linux. As some of you may know, I'm doing different USB-joystick/gamepad-adapters from Arduino (https://github.com/mcg…/Arduino-USB-HID-...ickAdapter). Most of my adapters supports 2 gamepad/joystick and works in Windows 10, and even in Windows XP, without external drivers or hiccups. Yesterday I first time tested how one adapter works as multiple joysticks/gamepads in RetrOrangePi. There was a problem - adapter showed up as one joystick. First I thought that there is something wrong with my code. I searched bugs and tested different USB-HID-descriptors without any progress. Then I tested commercial 2-joystick Atari-adapter - only one joystick device. Then I thought it must be oldish kernel or something and tested with modern Lubuntu. Same problem. It turned out, that Linux kernel module usbhid doesn't support multiple joysticks/gamepads from one USB-device. How this is possible? In 2016? Then I was giving up but Googled one more time. There is some strange parameter "quirks" in usbhid-module and with parameter 0x40 (I have no idea what that means) it may create separate joystick-devices. In RetrOrangePi kernel usbhid are compiled to kernel and parameters cannot be given after boot. After some searching I did following:
0. Make backup of /boot/boot-retro.cmd and /boot/boot.scr
1. Edit /boot/boot-retro.cmd setenv bootargs -line and add usbhid.quirks=0x2341:0x8036:0x40 to kernel parameters.
2. sudo mkimage -C none -A arm -T script -d /boot/boot-retro.cmd /boot/boot.scr
After boot there was multiple /dev/js0, js1 ... devices from one USB-adapter. Sony Playstation Multitap works now."
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#3
This solution works for me on this version of Retrorange Pi https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/693/...some-cases
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#4
I Made backup of `/boot/boot-retro.cmd` and `/boot/boot.scr`
-Edit `/boot/boot-retro.cmd` at the end of "setenv bootargs" line I added "... usbhid.quirks=0x16c0:0x05e1:0x040" just before the closing bracket( " ) with a space.
usbhid.quirks=0x16c0:0x05e1:0x040
The first two numbers are the vendor ID 16c0 and product ID 05e1. x040 is for multi input. So here what I did

Code:
setenv bootargs "console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty3  quiet root=/dev/mmcblk0p3 rootwait rootfstype=ext4 cgroup_enable=memory swapaccount=1 loglevel=3 logo.nologo vt.global_cursor_default=0 panic=10 consoleblank=0 enforcing=0 usbhid.quirks=0x16c0:0x05e1:0x040"
- I ran 'sudo mkimage -C none -A arm -T script -d /boot/boot-retro.cmd /boot/boot.scr'
- 'sudo reboot'
Now detect 2 gamepads!! Unfortunately, again not working 2 of 4 direction moves of any joystick..but this is a progress.

here http://ithink.ch/blog/2013/09/08/patchin...ry_pi.html is the instructions for raspberry Patching the Linux Kernel and solve the joystick problem (do nothing in the up and left position). How can I do the same for my opi pc+ with retrorangepi 2.5 image ? Sorry but I am newbie and I don't know anything yet. Thanks for your replies.
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#5
Hello, and happy new year !

I got the same joystick problem with the new retrorangepi 3.0 :/

Any advice ?

Edit : I found the kernel on github (this one ? https://github.com/harryzimm/ROPI-Slim/tree/sun8i) . Will try to patch and recompile
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#6
Back !

I compiled the kernel but when install it the orangepi does not boot :/
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#7
ok managed to compile the kernel found on github at https://github.com/harryzimm/lib

the xinmo driver works (tested with evtest) but emulationstation crash with :


Code:
ERROR in Mali driver:
* Mali device driver failed the API version check
* The solution is probably to rebuild the libraries and the Mali device driver.
lvl0:   Error creating SDL window!
       Could not initialize EGL
lvl0:   Renderer failed to initialize!
lvl0:   Window failed to initialize!
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#8
ok ! copying the old mali drivers (3.4.113-RetrOrangePi--sun8i/kernel/drivers/gpu) to the new kernel module directory did the job !
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#9
alexkidd will it be possible to add this patch (http://ithink.ch/blog/files/xin-mo/0001-...ices.patch) into next kernel release? (and also the enforcing=0 usbhid.quirks=0x16c0:0x05e1:0x040 at boot )
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#10
Stevie is the one who manages our buildroot. Are you able to do this from github? We should be able to get this straight soon, so more people can collaborate.
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