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- grizzlemaParticipant01/03/2016 at 21:28Post count: 28
@smithers Since i am using a 64GB card i gave rasplex 6GB and openelec 6GB and the rest to retropie.
The rasplex partition really depends on how big your Plex media server library is. This will relate to how many thumbnails get downloaded to the client.grizzlemaParticipant12/18/2015 at 04:43Post count: 28
[quote=111959]I have tried to get this boot multiple times. I am using a 64 gb card and have tried the instructions both ways and just get a red and green light on my pie when I plug it in. Can anyone offer any advice on how to get this done? I would really appreciate it. I would love if someone could make an image that I could put on it.
Make sure before you put the noobs files on the card that its formatted in FAT32, typically larger cards when formatted will be exFAT.
i use the SDFormatter program to do a full(erase) and use the format size adjustment. then use a program called guiformat-x64 to format the card to FAT32. you could use cmdline but i am lazy, and using windows on my primary computer.grizzlemaParticipant12/14/2015 at 08:28Post count: 28
Oh, i have already solved the issue when i updated my triple boot system with V8 of retropie. There were talks on the previous dual boot pages since Smithers didnt have very much experience with Rasplex. I am currently running a 64GB samsung evo with V8 Retropie/Openelec/Rasplex in a customized Nintendo case. Ive added in the other Wolfenstein packs to retropi and its great. I am still working on getting my bluetooth controllers to recognize properly when playing Wolf, but it works flawlessly with a USB controller.grizzlemaParticipant12/11/2015 at 07:11Post count: 28
I have been using your multi-boots for awhile and smashed your V7 retropi/openelec/rasplex together on a 64GB card and have been going to town. Today my Rasplex image decided that it was no longer going to work correctly due to the /storage partition filling up with thumbnail pictures. Just some food for thought when allocating how much space you give to your next rasplex build.
MikegrizzlemaParticipant10/10/2015 at 23:02Post count: 28grizzlemaParticipant10/04/2015 at 04:31Post count: 28
You can always configure your wifi settings through command line. that is what i did when i couldnt find the menu. Since rasplex is based on openelec framework you can search openelec forums on how to manually configure the wifi settings.
Here is the link i used to manually configure my rasplex wifi:grizzlemaParticipant09/16/2015 at 05:54Post count: 28
Here is my rasplex.sh contents
#!/bin/bash kodi-send --action="Notification(RASPLEX,Launching Rasplex!,4000,/storage/ss/icon.jpg)" cd ~ mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 noobs cp ~/ss/autobootrasplex.txt ~/noobs/autoboot.txt sleep 2 cd ~/ss/ kodi-send --action="PlayMedia(/storage/ss/13.wav)" sleep 1 reboot
i went into “System” “Skin Settings” Home window and changed Custom 1 to Rasplex, put a rasplex picture for the background, made the default selection action the same fakescript, and made the submenue name Launch Rasplex and custom shorcut to the rasplex.sh file. I gave the .sh 777 rights
so i got rid of the kodi send stuff and only left the commands to cp the autoboot and it works.grizzlemaParticipant09/15/2015 at 19:22Post count: 28
So far i got it mostly working, i only have an issue with going from openelec to rasplex. i made a new autobootrasplex.txt and copied the games.sh and modified it to cp the autobootraplex.txt, configured the menu items extacly like the games menu was, i can change picutres and sounds later. However when i go to the submenu and try to launch rasplex it freezes openelec and i have to ssh into it and reboot it.
any thoughts?grizzlemaParticipant09/15/2015 at 10:10Post count: 28
You once again provide good products! I had my doubts of what the Aeon Skin would look like on the plex build since the XBMCplex addon is kinda garbage, but this is really clean looking. You really must stop coming out with all these different builds b/c its takes me to long to setup my retropie each time.
Any plans on a Retropie/Rasplex/Openelec build?
I might tinker with what you have released now. to add in the third booti just need to find the boot partion number for each after it gets installed through noobs and make the scripts?grizzlemaParticipant09/14/2015 at 08:09Post count: 28grizzlemaParticipant09/13/2015 at 11:21Post count: 28
I went digging through the skin layout for the Plex load and i starting going down a rabbit hole I didnt really understand. My thinking is that the shutdown / reboot menu options have to be a script themselfs to send the shutdown / reboot commands in the background. It should be simple enough to add in another menu option to run a script file or chain of commands in the skin layout itself, but thats a bit over my head at the moment.grizzlemaParticipant09/13/2015 at 05:49Post count: 28grizzlemaParticipant09/13/2015 at 04:28Post count: 28
I have been playing with rasplex the past few days since I have a synology NAS that I just installed the Plex media server app on. On the background image, i would not change it since it loads in a picutre based on the movie/TVshow you have brought up. for TV shows it will download the theme sound for the show and place it in the following directory /storage/.plexht/userdata/ThemeMusicCache I have downloaded 3 songs and the largest one was 909Kb. All the thumbnail images get downloaded to /storage/.plexht/userdata/Thumbnails ive got about 2.5 TB of movies and TVshows and my thumbnails folder comes out to 86,400Kb. So it does download some contect to the image. I do like the interface in RasPlex better than the PleXBMC addon for openelec but unless you can add more programs/addons to RasPlex I probably dont see myself using it unless it is in a triple boot system where I have openelec to stream and the RasPlex to view my home content. Granted I am working with 64Gb samsung EVO micro SDS card so haveing a dedicated 1 to 2GB partion for RasPlex doesnt bother me to badly.
Thats my limited experince with Rasplex.
If I knew more about noobs, creating the tar.xz, and scripting process I would make the Retropi/Kodi/Rasplex myself. With a baby due any day now i dont have much time to sit and read up on all of it.
I just watched your video on youtube and noticed you changed the theme in Rasplex, is this to make it so your script will show up? If there is any possible way to keep the default theme that would be awesome.grizzlemaParticipant09/09/2015 at 19:16Post count: 28grizzlemaParticipant09/09/2015 at 09:00Post count: 28
I too am having this problem. I have the following equipment:
the USB Mausberry circuits shutdown circuit
inside an old NES case with the LED attached to the 5V and ground gpio cabcles
Powered from a 2A phone charger
When powered through the shutdown circuit i get a fading in and out low power indication, but when plugged directly into the Pi i receive no low power indication.
I first started with the Belkin 4 port ultra slime USB Hub, but i got a constant low power, so i decided to not even use it.
I purchased a 3A micro usb charger to try out and am waiting for it to get here.
Is it possible that the shutdown switch is adding to much resistance and cutting the power down too much before it reaches the Pi?grizzlemaParticipant08/30/2015 at 09:29Post count: 28
Are you using the cfg files i uploaded and put them into /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch-joypads ?
I am having to start from square one again since i am using smither’s dual boot retropie and kodi build.
I did have them working with a straight retropie install, but i am now getting no response with the buttons with the dual boot image.grizzlemaParticipant08/30/2015 at 02:06Post count: 28grizzlemaParticipant08/23/2015 at 23:32Post count: 28grizzlemaParticipant08/23/2015 at 12:41Post count: 28
One note, if i let the controller go idle and disconnect i havent been able to get it to repair unless i run the command again from commandline or do a reboot.grizzlemaParticipant08/23/2015 at 12:39Post count: 28
Yup, just make sure the MAC address you put in the shell is the 2nd controller,
i used the chmod +x on the filegrizzlemaParticipant08/23/2015 at 12:04Post count: 28
I have beat my head against a wall on this for about 2 days and these are the step I took with Retropie v3.0 final. I have uploaded my es_input.cfg,8BitdoNES30Gamepad.cfg, retroarch.cfg (controllers.rar)
I would make backups of your current es_input and retroarch configs and over write them with the ones i uploaded to save yourself from doing a lot of editing.The biggest thing is getting the bluetooth mac addresses and registering them. I have tested the controllers in Super Dodge Ball and both worked great. Make sure you back up the files you edit incase something goes wrong, or risk reloading your image.
Make sure you have updated your controllers firmware( at the time of posting 2.62)
Kinivo BTD400 bluetooth adapter
All commands were done through putty to ensure only the BT dongle was plugged into the Pi
File transfers were done using WinSCP
es_input.cfg goes here: /home/pi/.emulationstation/
retroarch.cfg goes here: /opt/retropie/configs/all/
8BitdoNES30Gamepad.cfg goes here: /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch-joypads
1. sudo apt-get update
2. sudo nano /usr/bin/bluez-simple-agent
Once in you need to look for ‘KeyboardDisplay’ (search for it by crtl+w) and change it to ‘DisplayYesNo’
Now hit Ctrl + x, y, enter to save it
3. sudo reboot
4. Make sure your dongle is plugged in and see if it is working
5. To check your device number (mine was hci0)
6. HOLD START on your NES30 controller for 3 secs until it comes on ( YES, just START )
7. hcitool scan (get the MAC address of the controller)
*You will see xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx “8Bitodo NES30 GamePad”
8. sudo bluez-simple-agent hci0 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
9. sudo bluez-test-device trusted xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx yes(dont forget the yes)
10. Verify it was added (should return only a “1”, if “0” start over at step 6)
sudo bluez-test-device trusted xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
11. sudo bluez-test-input connect xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
**Now you should have a solid blue light**
12. I changed the retroarch.cfg (if you used the one i uploaded you can skip this)
sudo nano /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg
Now Look for
input_player1_left = left
input_player1_right = right
input_player1_up = up
input_player1_down = down
These should be under keyboard.
Now change them to:
input_player1_left = nul
input_player1_right = nul
input_player1_up = nul
input_player1_down = nul
and at the end of the file add this: ( all the way to the bottom )
# Player 1
input_player1_a_btn = “11”
input_player1_b_btn = “12”
input_player1_y_btn = “15”
input_player1_x_btn = “14”
input_player1_start_btn = “22”
input_player1_select_btn = “21”
input_player1_l_btn = “17”
input_player1_r_btn = “18”
input_player1_left_btn = “2”
input_player1_right_btn = “3”
input_player1_up_btn = “0”
input_player1_down_btn = “5”
# Player 2
input_player2_a_btn = “11”
input_player2_b_btn = “12”
input_player2_y_btn = “15”
input_player2_x_btn = “14”
input_player2_start_btn = “22”
input_player2_select_btn = “21”
input_player2_l_btn = “17”
input_player2_r_btn = “18”
input_player2_left_btn = “2”
input_player2_right_btn = “3”
input_player2_up_btn = “0”
input_player2_down_btn = “5”
input_enable_hotkey_btn = “21”
input_exit_emulator_btn = “22”
13. In Retropie 3.0 controller configs are located:
I made my own .cfg file named 8BitdoNES30GamePad.cfg and pasted the below into it it, then uplaoded to the controller directory.
input_device = “8Bitdo NES30 GamePad”
input_driver = “udev”
input_b_btn = “12”
input_y_btn = “15”
input_select_btn = “21”
input_start_btn = “22”
input_up_btn = “0”
input_down_btn = “5”
input_left_btn = “2”
input_right_btn = “3”
input_a_btn = “11”
input_x_btn = “14”
input_l_btn = “17”
input_r_btn = “18”
input_enable_hotkey_btn = “21”
input_exit_emulator_btn = “22”
14. Register the 2nd controller
Hold start on the controller
sudo bluez-simple-agent hci0 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
sudo bluez-test-device trusted xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx yes
This will add the controllers mac to the trusted devices and will let it connect when using the shell script
I made a shell file on my pc and uploaded it to the ports rom folder to connect player 2 controller
sudo bluez-test-input connect XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX (controller2.sh) with your MAC
Do the following so you can execute the script from ES
cdmod +x controller2.sh
Now the shell should show up in the ports folder and can be ran. I just pressed start to start my 2 controller and came up fine.
To be able to control emulationstation with the controller i used config modified by kingchili
make a backup of your current es_input.cfg and over write it with the one post above.grizzlemaParticipant08/14/2015 at 06:47Post count: 28
I agree with d3s1, keeping with the stable versions on both installs. too bad retropie cant be upgraded as easily as openelec.
I enjoy your custom builds in the project i am doing, but having a vanilla build for users who want to tweak themes and other items i can see being useful.
Again major props on the builds!grizzlemaParticipant08/04/2015 at 12:15Post count: 28grizzlemaParticipant08/03/2015 at 03:13Post count: 28
Arrgh! I didn’t realise Dropbox done this otherwise I wouldn’t have uploaded there, but yes you are right – I have received an email saying my link has been suspended due to too much traffic. If I am reading it correctly it will be available again after 24 hours…?
If anyone can advise of a good, reliable, free site where I can upload the image to then I will upload again. Does Google Drive enforce traffic limits too?
I did some reading and i think google drive also has a limit even though one artile said it doesnt.
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