errors saving gamelist.xml

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  • #88123

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    guys whenever i exit emulation station All of my gamelist.xml return errors,
    i have a custom es_systems.cfg [re ordered list], but even when i use my stock back up i still get these issues..

    lvl10: Error saving gamelist.xml to ""/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/[then system name folder]/gamelist.xml""
    
    lvl10: Error saving gamelist.xml to ""/home/pi/RetroPie/roms[then system name folder]/gamelist.xml""

    but they all work perfectly in emulation station
    anyone else suffer with this?

    #88126

    assault
    Participant

    I would first check the permissions of the file

    ls -lah

    Some Time ago i had some similar problem and solved it with deleting the file manually and rescrapping

    #88129

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    ok, thanks for the reply,

    what should the permissions be?

    if the permissions are wrong, is there no way of edition them to correct them?

    #88131

    labelwhore
    Participant

    Since I don’t plan on having my PI connected to the internet once everything is up and running correctly, I just go for broke and set permissions to 777 on anything I’ve needed to edit.

    http://www.th3rdwave.com/tracks/
    ^^ my other hobby

    #88136

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    ok, so what command do I need to set the rom folder home/pi/RetroPi/roms to 777?

    thanks in advance

    #88138

    labelwhore
    Participant

    sudo chmod 777 -R /home/pi/Retropie/roms

    for specific files, just remove the -R and add the filename to the end of the path. The -R sets permissions on all the files and subfolders under that folder specified including permissions of the top level folder.

    http://www.th3rdwave.com/tracks/
    ^^ my other hobby

    #88142

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    that’s awesome! thanks fella! I’ll try this when I get home

    #88171

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    oh no!
    i did..
    sudo chmod 777 -R /home/pi/Retropie/roms

    and it sent my boot up into an “emulation station boot screen” loop lol

    #88175

    assault
    Participant

    mhh… this shouldn’t happen….

    my permission is

    -rw-r–r– 1 pi pi 22615 Jan 20 21:25 gamelist.xml

    put the sd-card into your linux pc and just change back…
    the dir permission should be

    rwxr-xr-x 2 pi pi 4096 Jan 21 23:19 .

    sudo chmod 755 -R /home/pi/Retropie/roms

    roms and files can be
    rwxrwxrwx 1 pi pi 524800 Apr 9 2005 *.smc
    (*.smc file ending of the rom)

    so just
    sudo chmod 777 /home/pi/Retropie/roms/*.smc

    #88176

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    no probs, i’m starting with a clean install and ill go from there

    thanks for the help guys

    #88177

    petrockblog
    Keymaster

    chmodding to 777 is not correct. That will make everything world read/writable and set the executable flag.

    
    chown -R pi:pi ~/RetroPie/roms/
    

    to make sure all roms are writable by the pi user.

    
    chown -R pi:pi ~/.emulationstation/
    

    to make sure pi user can write the gameslists etc.

    #88178

    petrockblog
    Keymaster

    of course none of this should be needed. ~/.emulationstation can get the wrong permissions if emulationstation is run via sudo though.

    #88195

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    awesome thanks, buzz

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