D-pad problem in retroarch

I tried using Retroarch with the “handy” core (Atari Lynx) and it kind of works. However I have a problem with the D-pad. it mostly works fine but now and then it emits wrong directions. For instance key-down moves the character down 80% of the time but left 20% of the cases. Did anyone had such problem with other core? Problem persists with both the original retroarch (1.7.0) and the 1.7.3…

A lot of people have posted such issues… some have even stated you can’t press diagonal directions (move up+left in games like Zelda)

But it all seems to work fine for me so I dunno

I think it’s a problem with the D-pad design and not software. Search around the forum, it has been discussed in several places