Can't change resolution, /opr/retropie/configs/all is owned by root
mindfieldx last edited by
Just configured Retropie, I'm getting same issue, can't change resolution. I've found out /opt/retropie/configs/all is owned by root:root . I then chown -R to pi:pi and I get everything working, I can change resolution and so on cause everything is writable br pi user. But when I reboot the raspberry I get /opt/retropie/configs/all is owned by root:root again.
hostolis last edited by hostolis
IIRC, doing this this will reset configs folder too
To reset all your rom file ownerships back to the "pi" user, enter the RetroPie-Setup Script navigate to Configuration / Tools >> resetromdirs
You can check if it is fixed by doing
cd /opt/retropie/configs ls -la
cd /opt/retropie/configs/all ls -la
and you will be able to check if folders are still owned by root instead of pi.
This does correct permissions and now /opt/retropie/configs is under pi:pi , thanks.
But I still have the problem on restart/boot I get it again under root user.
drwxr-xr-x 40 root root 4096 May 18 23:12 configs
Going in depth I've found out autoconf.cfg is the only file which has root owner.
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 248 May 23 21:04 autoconf.cfg
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 23 Apr 14 2018 autostart.sh
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 26 Jun 7 22:06 bluetooth.cfg
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 4096 Feb 4 14:28 ._.DS_Store
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 8196 Feb 4 15:18 .DS_Store
drwxr-xr-x 7 pi pi 4096 Jun 18 16:44 emulationstation
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 4096 Jun 1 06:33 ._emulators.cfg
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 92385 Jun 14 21:44 emulators.cfg
drwxr-xr-x 16 pi pi 4096 Nov 29 2018 retroarch
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 4096 Apr 28 14:49 ._retroarch.cfg
-rw------- 1 pi pi 28926 Mar 2 14:36 retroarch.cfg
-rw------- 1 pi pi 28926 Mar 2 14:36 retroarch.cfg.bak
-rw------- 1 pi pi 30140 Jun 14 22:49 retroarch.cfg.rp-dist
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 57334 Jun 17 20:42 retroarch-core-options.cfg
lrwxrwxrwx 1 pi pi 46 Jun 14 22:49 retroarch-joypads -> /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch/autoconfig
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 88 Dec 19 22:22 runcommand.cfg
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 2871 Apr 14 2018 runcommand-launch-dialog.cfg
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 205 Jun 10 16:17 scraper.cfg
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 1218 Jun 14 22:59 videomodes.cfg
This doesn't happen on a normal Retropie installation, you have another service/script running that messes up the permissions. Are you using a 3rd party image, by any chance ?
Nope , it’s an original iso, I had a 64gb but I got this behaviour, then I’ve installed a 128 one and then copied the /home/pi/RetroPie/roms and configs one from the 64 and now I’m getting this again. I have nespicase script running for power off . Btw maybe it’s better to start again from a clean installation or to restore the old config. I didn’t expect some config file to change permissions. I’ve also ran an update of all packages from raspi-config so can’t identify the exact time since I got this.
Ok, I've found the issue. Having set bluetooth connect mode to "background" makes autoconf.cfg to be owned by root . Setting bluetooth to "default" it correctly set autoconf.cfg to be owned by pi . This way makes possible to edit video configuration modes.
My problem is, using a 8bitdo bluetooth gamepad, since the few last updates I'm having trouble to make it connect with bluetooth "default" mode and using "background" mode I was able to make it connect always. So I have to solve this problem bluetooth side. Any suggestions ?
@mitu This sounds like a "ownership" bug, where these bug are reported?
@mindfieldx I'll look into it
mindfieldx last edited by
@BuZz Looking at the change log of 4.5 looks like this bug has been resolved?
@mindfieldx Yes, it's part of the 4.5 release: https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/commit/47035624de6e26b52a9c0d7529926c307440a6f5