Boot on Desktop but automatically quits to tty after a few seconds
honeypot last edited by
Hello and first of all thanks for your amazing work on the RetroPie project!
I have just installed RetroPie on my Raspberry, but I have problems booting on my desktop and could not find any relevant answer to my case. The issue is that I boot on the DE (XFCE), but then it automatically quits the X session and launches a tty1 session a few seconds later. I can go back into the Desktop with startx, but I find it to be an ugly workaround. I have not found any relevant error details in the log files.
In more details, here is what I did:
- Installing the RetroPie image (last version) on a SD card.
- Booting the SD card into Emulation Station, installed a few games -> everything works fine
- As I also wanted a Desktop session on the Pi, I have installed xfce with all the relevant packages.
- In the RetroPie setup menu, I have enabled the option to boot into the Desktop instead of the Emulation Station
I don't know how to solve this problem. I have found no information related to this bug. I ended up with the same problem with my first trial with RetroPie on a stretch Raspbian system, so I thought it had something to do with RetroPie not being supported on stretch. Anyone else having the same issue?
I have found no information related to this bug
"Note you'll want to disable the retropie splash from the setup script first."
honeypot last edited by
Thanks a lot! You are right, I didn't disable the retropie splash. Now it works :)
@honeypot another happy customer! (Can someone be a customer if what they were given was free?)
Nossie last edited by
Apologies for necro'ing this post - but is it possible to automatically startx again after it kicks you CLI? thus avoiding to type it in again and without disabling the splash ...
@nossie Modify the
autostart.shscript and add
emulationstation #autoline, this way existing from ES will start the X session.
Clyde last edited by
@mitu I'm curious, how would that react to a restart or shutdown via ES' menu? Would X omit the shutdown, would the shutdown interrupt the starting X, or wouldn't X begin to start at all?
@clyde The shutdown/reboot would likely interrupt the starting X and continue on with the desired operation.
Clyde last edited by Clyde
@mitu Thanks, that also was my first guess (although I mentioned it secondly ;) ), but the other options seemed probable, too.