using the terminal remotely is lightyears better, I feel stupid for not knowing that was an option.
Then please spread the word, as many people (especially Windows users) think about the terminal as backward and cumbersome, while in fact it's very powerful and no rocket science with a little willingness to learn.
I compare it sometimes to a Swiss Army knife next to the everyday knife and fork (the graphical desktop), or a look under a car's hood in addition to its dashboard. 😉
Besides remote administration, it's perfect for doing the same thing over and over, e.g. processing a big number of files (example, example).
Just for future reference, I was messing around with this problem again and it just worked now........
So to recap, if you want to change between X and EmulationStation depending on what output is connected, change /opt/retropie/configs/all/autostart.sh to something like the code below and it should work.
#if HDMI connected, go to desktop
if [[ $video =~ "HDMI" ]];
I believe my Pi had some inconsistency in which user had ownership over the display, I manually set up ES and Rapibian to start on cmd, than in raspconfig set it to start X and lastly changed it back to ES to start by default. (yes, sounds complicated, but it was an accident really)
After that, the code snippet should work as intended.
I was actually wrong it started up again but when i connected a power supply to my hdmi av connector it stopped and has been good since i think it is a power issue and using overscan must draw less power so thats why it seemed better
@microb41 According to the Raspberrypi website, there is a pixel clock limit, ie effectively a limit to the number of pixels that can be controlled, of 1920x1200@60 Hz, so as your resolution exceeds that, it shouldn't work
You can set higher resolutions, in config.txt, but they won't work.
Yes, give it a go from a version with the standard build and add AM from experimental. I'm sure Buzz integrated it better than I would have done, plus I could do the same to help debug if it still doesnt work.
Glad you where able to figure this one out. I double checked my system and I already had libvlc5 installed. For others reading this, this is what you type in to install it:
sudo apt-get install libvlc5