Ok ive been at it for two days now trying to get retropie setup and working. raspi is my first time using linux so be easy lol
ive tried installing via image and it works but the only game it has on it is cavestory, problem is i cant seem to be able to figure out how to add my roms.
if i f4 to go to command and type startx i get nothing (goes to black screen than back at command prompt it says xinit: connection to x server lost .waiting fir x server to shut down server terminated succesfully)
and i am not connected to web to add roms from ssh.(using wifi dongle that works fine in a basic raspbian install, but dont know how to configure in cmd prompt )
so i tried the install from the RetroPie Setup Script @git hub , i got as far as having it try to boot into emulation station but it would load up and go straight back to command prompt saying that i dont have any roms installed.
i copied and pasted them into the roms folders for each system from raspbian , tried as .zip and extracting them (startx worked installing this way)
Really at a loss on what im doing wrong… about to pull my hair out ,please help!
@yodapwnedjoo If you’d like to get the LXDE desktop functionality back, just plug in an ethernet cable to your Pi (with net access obviously) and type “sudo apt-get update” and when it’s done type “sudo apt-get install lxde” you’ll be able to startx after this is complete.
I’m not certain where the wifi configuration settings are as they are no longer on the desktop (as the regular Raspbian install has), but hopefully this helps.
@petrockblog, yeah I’d personally like to see LXDE back on the SD card image, it makes it handy to use RetroPie as a gaming system interface and then drop-out and use LXDE as a PC interface when needed. Thanks for providing the .img by the way, it makes it so much simpler to allow users to get up and running quickly with Retro gaming on the Pi!
I’m fine without LXDE, but I suppose it wouldn’t be too inconvenient for me to just uninstall it. BTW a quick perusal of this forum has solutions for many of the most commonly encountered problems including configuring WiFi. I created a video showing how to set up your WiFi dongle through the command line:
I tried installing lxde via the apt-get command above and it worked fine.
I think it’s better to not have it be part of the retropie image by default, mainly because I’m concerned about the potential performance impact due to all the dependencies that get installed. Some of those dependencies might be services that run all the time.