I am having issues getting my xbox controller to work with RetroPie. I have used this guide, option 3 (the daemon) and everything seems to have gone fine. My controller has the player 1 light on as it should. However, when EmulationStation launches, my controller seems to have no effect whatsoever. I can still use the keyboard to interact with the system, but I get nothing from the controller. There are no errors relating to xboxdrv on startup.
I've tested my controller input using jstest and I can see that each button results in input. For instance, my number pad up, down, left, right maps to button numbers 0, 1, 2, 3. In my RetroArch config (~/RetroPie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg) I can see the following entries which look right to me.
input_player1_up_btn = "0" input_player1_down_btn = "1" input_player1_left_btn = "2" input_player1_right_btn = "3"
So at this point, I believe that xboxdrv is working fine and that there is some issue with the RetroPie or RetroArch configuration.