Disable autostarting EmulationStation

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  • #2120

    jefflebowski
    Participant

    Hello everyone,

    I’d like to add a boot menu to my Pi, such as this one: https://github.com/dweeber/bootmenu

    Currently I am running the RetroPie SD card image, where EmulationStation is set to automatically start up. I’d rather have a simple terminal, and later on put in the boot menu script as seen above, where I’ll press “1” for “startx”, “2” for “emulationstation” and just exit to command line when I don’t do a thing, for example.

    Until I have this script implemented, I’d like to simply stay in the command line on boot. How do I achieve this?

    #2121

    karloss
    Participant

    run the retropie script, and selete setup, then disable emulationstation on boot option.

    #2122

    jefflebowski
    Participant

    Thanks, that worked fine. Could you also guide me in the right direction on how to implement that boot menu?

    #2137

    jefflebowski
    Participant

    The first reboot worked fine, but now a few hours later I tried to reboot, then I saw the “RetroPie Project” Splash Screen of EmulationStation followed by … nothing. All I see is a black screen. Pressing F4 or typing “startx” or anything else does exactly nothing.

    #2210

    petrockblog
    Keymaster

    You should be able to change to the second terminal via Ctrl+Alt+F2 for debugging etc.
    You might want to report this issue at the Github repository.

    #2211

    jefflebowski
    Participant

    Starting the second console works and lets me enable ES at boot time so I can use the Pi again, thank you.

    But I have no idea how I can actually disable it. I have tried it another time with a clean install from the image, where I got the same problem: black screen after splash.

    #2272

    jefflebowski
    Participant

    Is there anybody who can help me on this issue? Every other problem I’ve got solved, the boot menu works, all is well. Just ES’s auto-boot sucks.

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