Help with retropie? (Web Browser)
psw757 last edited by mediamogul
I have a pi3 that currently auto boots to retropie.
I would like to create a link to a website to run another program that I am subscribed to called iscored.
I'm not sure what I need to do to give me the option of selecting retropie or this other program.
Anyone able to help?
@psw757 What's the usage for this ?
The use of the iscored app is just a score keeping application for my pinball machines.
There is a website iscored.info that has a video explaining it and the rpi3 is one of the devices that runs it well.
I just don't know how to configure my pi to allow use of the retropie arcade and this app.
@psw757 RetroPie does not include a web browser or a desktop environment in order to run a web browser. You can install the PIXEL desktop environment and then add Chrome to your installation, see the FAQ page here https://retropie.org.uk/docs/FAQ/#where-did-the-desktop-go
Have the pixel downloading right now, is there a tutorial how to get chrome installed.
Thanks for your guidance with this, this is my first time playing around with the pi.
Well I think I have it working.
Just a few questions. I'm able to launch the desktop from boots in retropie now.
Is there a way to create a shortcut to the iscored program or site within retropie boots or on the desktop so I don't have to manually search it in browser?
Thanks for all the help
caver01 last edited by caver01
@psw757 maybe you can have your PIXEL desktop as a launchable option in RetroPie, then have Chrome load at startup, if that is possible in PIXEL. You would have to research that, but it seems like a reasonable thing to be able to figure out. Then, if you set your iscored site as the home page. . .
. . . You should be able to select PIXEL desktop in RetroPie, it will launch desktop GUI, open Chrome at startup, and boom, you should be looking at iScored.
Just a thought.
@psw757 Open the browser preferences and make the web page your homepage or start-up page - https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95314?hl=en
dudleydes last edited by
@psw757 If you want to bypass the desktop, you can install the standalone version of Chromium from the RetroPie Extra Repository. Once it's installed, you can edit the
chromium.shscript so that the last line reads: