Brian HigginsParticipant05/28/2013 at 20:06Post count: 5
Hi all, I have installed the RetroPie image, copied over my NES roms and configured my NES controller. My controller is an origional NES controller that is connected using a RetroPort USB plug. However, when I boot up the Pi, I just see the ‘RetroPie’ splash screen. The controller doesn’t do anything, aside from shut down the Pi if I hit ‘Start’ 5 times.
Is there some step I’m missing in getting everything set up ?
BrianpetrockblogKeymaster05/28/2013 at 20:32Post count: 1827
Just to be sure: You used the SD-card image?
Also, does everything boot and start fine, when you do not have the RetroPort USB connected to the RPi?
Maybe it works, if you use an active (i.e., a self-powered) USB hub to connect the RetroPort USB. This is just a guess, though.Brian HigginsParticipant05/28/2013 at 20:39Post count: 5
Hi, thanks for the quick reply!
I’m using the SD-card image. Even without the RetroPort USB, the Pi still just boots to the ‘RetroPie’ splash screen and sits there.
Are there any log files that might provide a clue to what is wrong ?
BrianpetrockblogKeymaster05/28/2013 at 21:20Post count: 1827
Did you expand the root filesystem via
sudo raspi-config? Maybe there is no space left after you have copied the ROMs.
I have tested the image with HDMI video output. You should be able to SSH into the RPi.Brian HigginsParticipant05/28/2013 at 21:31Post count: 5
Hi, I have not expanded the root filesystem. I will try next.
I am able to connect via SSH or TightVNC and everything works fine in that regard.
BrianBrian HigginsParticipant05/30/2013 at 05:33Post count: 5
Hi, I’ve expanded the file system to now use the entire 8 GB and deleted all but 3 NES games.
I’ve also set the memory split to 128 MB. I don’t know if it’s important or not, but I am using composite video.
BrianpetrockblogKeymaster05/30/2013 at 07:02Post count: 1827
A possible next step would be to SSH into the pi and disable the splash screen with the Setup Script.
You could also try to start a NES rom directly from command line. The commands that Emulation Station uses can be found in /home/pi/.emulationstation/es_systems.cfg.Brian HigginsParticipant06/03/2013 at 17:28Post count: 5
Hi, finally figured out the problem. I had installed TightVNC, which was preventing EmulationStation from starting.
Thanks for your help,
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