Hi all! I just wanted to say that I got an answer to my issue! My particular problem was due to my using a VGA to HDMI converter to use with my old VGA monitor. What fixed my problem was to edit the config.txt file and uncomment the line "hdmi_force_unplug=1". Works perfectly now. Again, thank you all for your time.
@meleu That looks really promising ... But AS you know I am not a scraper. Indeed the caurosel view is fine. Maybe in not a far future all databases are setted to SQL and then it is easier to exchange ready scraped Databases. What do you think?
@TMNT in the thread are all working scripts listed inkl. how to and version numbering
Parse Gamelists Only: If on, it will only read the roms you have scraped, so if you add any new roms it will not look for them unless you turn this back off. it is off by default.
also - are you aware any es_systems.cfg in /home/pi/.emulationstation will override the retropie-setup generated /etc/emulationstation/es_systems.cfg - you probably dont want that unless you are happy to maintain it manually.