BLACK SCREEN IN OPTION SETTINGS
My first time posting and to be honest I am all new using Retropie.
My issue is as follow, I have just received my raspberry pi 4 model B a couple of days ago, I just wanted to play some games at first then I have decided to go with Retropie after some research.
I went on the Retropie website downloaded the image for the raspberry pi 4, took an SD card formatted it then used the cmd line diskpart to be sure to clean it properly.
I mounted the image on the SD card then put it in the raspberry, it booted up just fine, so far so good.
I plugged my Nintendo switch controller to configure it then I went to the options settings to configure the WIFI however once I pressed the button the screen turned black and I needed to press on the ESC button on my wired keyboard to make it back on the options menu.
I tried every options but the screen turns black for every single one of them.
Any suggestions guys?
Pi Model or other hardware: raspberry 4 model B
Power Supply used: the battery provided by the manufacturer
RetroPie Version Used :retropie buster 4.6
Built From: downloaded from retropie website ( retropie-buster-4.6-rpi4.img)
USB Devices connected:Nintendo switch controller, wired keyboard, wired mouse
Controller used:Nintendo Switch controller
Error messages received:none
Thanks in advance!
This looks like the screen is shown somewhere in the background.
How are you starting EmulationStation ? Did you install the desktop and start it from there ?
@mitu Hi there,
Sorry kind of a novice here, I have mounted the image on the SD and just inserted the SD into its slot on the Raspberry and turned it on.
Then I have got the screen with the raspberries displaying the script with all the OKs, the retropie logo then the retropie screen where you can go to the menu and launch the screen saver.
That's literally the only things I did regarding retropie installation. Did I do something wrong there?
Doesn't seem you did something wrong. If you exit EmulationStation and then run, using the keyboard
cd RetroPie-Setup sudo ./retropie_setup.sh
is the RetroPie setup script showing up ?
I am unable to reach shell(?) I have tried by exiting the Emumation Station and afterwards by pressing F4 from the ESbut to no avail... Both actions lead to=>black screen.
@Pipino57 Do you have a 4k TV ?
@mitu no I am using an acer monitor LCD ED242QR A, 1920×1080 @ 120 Hz.
Do you think that has something to do with it?
@Pipino57 okay so I just tried on my TV and it is working perfectly fine no black screens when I want to go to the settings
So my question is how can I make it work on my monitor? Because I would prefer playing on my monitor more convenient for me.
I would very appreciate some inputs please
snover80 last edited by
@mitu Hi there, I'm having the same issue described here. I can see the options menu but when getting into one option black screen. I have tried quitting the ES to run line commands but the command line never shows up.
I'm trying to play in a 4k tv samsung UN49MU6300
Blake91 last edited by
@Pipino57 Hey, did you find a solution after? I'm having the exact same issue as you, and I'd love to play on my monitor. Looking forward to hearing from you!