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After screen with 4 raspberries, it just stays black

  • Pi 3 Model B
    Power Supply used: 2.5A
    RetroPie v4.5.1
    Built From: Official image
    USB Devices connected: keyboard, 2 usb controllers (joystick+buttons+encoder)
    Controller used: USB encoder is "2008 Toodles Cthulhu Multi"

    I changed the display resolution and memory split settings in raspi-config and now I get a black screen instead of emulationstation. I can't SSH and I tried holding or repeatedly pressing shift at the initial boot up screen...

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    @benjaminjay Revert your config.txt configurations and see if it works. The file should be editable from any PC (mac/windows/linux).
    If it works, then there's something with your configs - try adding them one by one to see which one is causing this.

  • Though not entirely the same configuration (it was a Pi 4), I encountered an issue wherein after the boot sequence the display would be completely blank. I eventually narrowed it down to the memory split setting - I had changed it, trying to follow the instructions for RetroPie 'manual installation.' Keeping it default resolved the problem.

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