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What is the "Hotkey Enable" button supposed to be?

As MDMarra suggested, you can skip this assignment by holding any button. If you do have a dedicated button like the Xbox button or PS button on your controller, you can assign it to make some of the ...
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SD Card Showing as 30 MB on a 32 GB Card. Can't Format, Can't create a partition table

I have the same issue that @thatoneguy245 and test my 32 GB sd card on windows and Unix with all solutions found on Google. But, after many many many pull push SD card from different devices. I found ...
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What is the "Hotkey Enable" button supposed to be?

You can hold down any key to skip it if you don’t have a spare button. If you had a dedicated hot key button, it would take the place of “select” for activating the emulator shortcuts while in a ...
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Is the Raspberry pi zero RAM enough for Retro pi?

My question is if we use the zero for Retro-pi and want to later add raspbian will we have enough RAM to do both or should I buy a different model to begin with? RAM isn't an issue WRT to multiple ...
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RetroPie & PS3 Controller over Bluetooth

These directions are what worked for me. Like you I tried everything. Not sure which step cleared it up. But after doing all these it worked, so give it a try. Directions Shut off the board and make ...
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How do I control GPIO-connected fan via code at a certain CPU temperature?

from gpiozero import LED #we are using the LED sub-module just as a generic output fan = LED(18) #for the positive, put the negative in one of the grounds def cputemp(): f = open("/sys/class/...
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What is this cable called?

This is a USB pin header cable. You can order one on e-bay (though you'll probably want a longer one compared to what I have found), or salvage it from an old USB mouse or keyboard. Measure the ...
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How do I control GPIO-connected fan via code at a certain CPU temperature?

Using PWM and a NPN transistor Let me begin by saying I'm not an electrical engineer. If someone who knows more sees a problem with what I present, please do comment! I found an excellent write-up ...
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Can't click "OK" on RetroPie Emulation Station

You have to either configure all the controls, you can long press any key to skip the ones you do not want. When all are done, or skipped, you will be on the OK button. Then just press the Button ...
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How do I use the left analog stick as a d-pad in RetroPie?

In /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg, add these lines to the bottom to make the left joystick act as a D-Pad (and vice versa). input_player1_analog_dpad_mode = "1" ...
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Installing RetroPie

No, you don't need to buy a new Raspberry Pi. Its just an installation onto the sd card. Swap as necessary.
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Audio goes in and out on Retropie

I had this same problem on my Vizio. There is nothing wrong with your Pi: this is a Smart TV "feature". They call it volume leveling and it is on by default. You should be able to turn it off from ...
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`arm_freq` in config.txt on Raspberry Pi 3 model B

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B starts at 1.2Ghz regardless of what /boot/config.txt says. Here are the results of my clock speed files on my Pi 3 with config.txt not edited from a fresh card: sudo cat /...
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Raspberry pi zero refuses to detect USB hub - tried multiple hubs

I already have an OTG hub that works fine either powered or not as described here, but note when the hub is powered, it must be used to provide power to the Pi, since otherwise there would be two ...
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Changing RetroPie SSH password

As RetroPie is built upon Raspbian most commands that work on Raspbian will work on RetroPie. So to change the password for the logged in user use the passwd command and follow the prompts. You ...
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SD Card Showing as 30 MB on a 32 GB Card. Can't Format, Can't create a partition table

This happened to me once, several years ago. I installed on a new 8GiB card, and it failed in a couple of days and was unformattable. I contacted Sandisk, and was advised to return the card, to be ...
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SD Card Showing as 30 MB on a 32 GB Card. Can't Format, Can't create a partition table

I'm answering this because this was one of the first results on Google and I had the same problem. Windows has great difficulty reading a SD card after the raspberry Pi installed files on it. My SD ...
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How do I control GPIO-connected fan via code at a certain CPU temperature?

gpiozero has a CPUTemperature class allowing you to easily control devices based on the Pi's running temperature. And you should just use OutputDevice to control the fan: from gpiozero import ...
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Why are my fps so low with pi zero w vs pi 3?

The Pi 3 has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM, while the Pi Zero has a 1GHz single-core processor and 512MB of RAM. It's expected that the Pi 3 would be faster on things like this. There's ...
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How do I prevent Pi prompt for username and password ?

Assuming your using the default username and password. From the command line enter 'sudo raspi-config' Select 'Boot Options', 'Desktop/CLI', 'Console Autologin'
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How to disabled sidebar image on RetroPie?

You can hide side bazels using graphical interface: RetroPie Main Menu Retroarch Menu Settings Onscreen display Display Overlay Change to OFF Or manually editing one or more file using the shell. ...
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copy sd card through terminal

You can use dd, this applies also for creating an image of an SDD, USB, ... and restoring it It's best to unmount the drive you're going to copy. In case of the SD-card, remove the SD-card from the ...
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stream games/screen to kodi

There's a complete walkthrough here on using VLC to capture and stream the desktop of a PC to a second machine. At the time of writing there is a bug in versions subsequent to 2.1.5 which prevent this ...
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RetroPie & PS3 Controller over Bluetooth

To make the answer obvious for anyone else experiencing the same issues, I followed the steps in Donny V's answer, but that was not working for me. What eventually did work though was to choose "...
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SD Card Showing as 30 MB on a 32 GB Card. Can't Format, Can't create a partition table

I have same problem with an 16GB SD card of Samsung. After trying all the software solutions available on internet i moved onto hardware issues and figured out there is very small crack on the SD card ...
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Can Raspberry Pi 3 connect to multiple bluetooth devices?

I already have my pi3 running with Retropie and two ps3 gamepads connected by bluetooth and it works flawlessly, so it works without any problem.
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Raspberry Pi boots to rainbow screen when trying to load RetroPie

If you have a Raspberry Pi Model B+, you must use RetroPie v4.4 or newer. RetroPie 4.4 is out, bringing with it Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ support via our new Raspbian Stretch based images. Raspbian ...
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Retropie UI mode error: Kids ui has nothing to show

It's displaying this message because you have no games tagged as kid games. To tag a game as a kidgame, in Full mode, scroll until the game you want to tag, press Select, then select Edit This Game's ...
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RetroPie fails to boot on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ with rainbow screen and flashing red led

You need to use the new 'RetroPie 4.3.15 Stretch image'. This includes changes required for the Pi3B+ otherwise you will see issues that look like lack of power. https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/...
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