gsasso last edited by gsasso
I'm in the process of building a wall mounted arcade. I'm using a Raspberry Pi 4 with Retropie 4.6. I want to have the monitor vertical (to play PacMan, Dig Dug, Galaga, etc) I can't figure out how to get this to work. I already tried the command
That didn't work. If I boot to the desktop and flip the screen
Then launch emulationstation that seem to be ok but I want it to go into emulationstation without any interaction. Plus I don't want to have a keyboard plugged in.
Built from: Retropie on top of OS and tried Pre made image on Retropie website
Power Supply used: came with Raspberry Pi
USB Devices connected: EG Starts Emulator
Controller used: Sanwa
Error messages received: No error message
Guide used: (Mention if you followed a guide)
Emulator: emulationstation / Mame 2003
display_rotateoptions do not apply to the Rpi4 - see https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/config-txt/video.md.
This post provides some suggestions on how to workaround that - not a complete solution to
display_rotate, but should cover most situations.
gsasso last edited by
@mitu Thank you for the information. Do you know if there is any plans for update to fix issue?
Lolonois last edited by
Hi @gsasso welcome to Retropie forum.
apt-markis your friend (at least it is mine).
Depending on your re-do appetite here is a recipe:
Backup your previous work/config, at least:
/opt/retropie /home/pi /etc /boot/config* /boot/cmdline*
Download the latest premade RetroPie image (MD5
9154d998cba5219ddf23de46d8845f6cat the time of writing) and flash.
Log on to the RetroPie.
apt-cache policy raspberrypi-kernel, it should return something like
apt-cache policy raspberrypi-kernel raspberrypi-bootloader: Installed: 1.20200212-1 Candidate: 1.20200212-1 Version table: [...]
Note the date 2020-02-12, make sure you stick to this:
sudo su apt-mark hold libraspberrypi-bin apt-mark hold raspberrypi-kernel apt-mark hold raspberrypi-bootloader apt-mark hold raspberrypi-kernel-headers apt-mark hold raspi-config apt-mark hold rpi-eeprom
Now you may run
apt-get update && apt-get upgradecombo and restore files from your backup.
@Lolonois I don't think that will help.
display_rotate=3were never supported on the Pi4, only
display_rotate=2(and this is the only thing that was removed in the last kernel/firmware update). Did they worked before the update for you ?
Lolonois last edited by
@mitu good point. So one can use rotation of 90 or 270 degrees BUT the width and height is not exchanged on my proposed setup. Thus my hint only works flawless for 180 degree screen rotate installations.