Attached the end of a strace log if that helps. It used to work so maybe it’s broken from the repo now possibly…I did a search and didn’t see anyone else with this problem though, and not sure why it’s broken. Everything else is working ok, and this used to work (all be it slow).
Re-attempted to compile latest version from updated retropie script – no dice. No customizations done to the configs either…tried multiple roms. Some come up with the Atari logo, and most just black screen back to emulationstation menu.