Games does not launch, goes back to ES menu.
I am using RetroPie version 4.6.6 running on an x86 system with elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera.
I was previously running a similar setup, except on Kubuntu and it worked perfectly. I just switched to elementary OS and I would like a shortcut to launch RetroPie however I am running in to an issue.
When I launch a game, or try to select any option in the config menu it jumps to the desktop a moment and goes right back to ES, won't launch the game, won't launch the menu option.
First I tried just creating a desktop file and put this in it:
Name= RetroPie Exec=emulationstation Comment=RetroPie retro games front end. Icon=/home/***/RetroPie/retropiemenu/icons/rpsetup.png Version= Type= Application Categories= Game
This method has always worked but not this time, it launches but I get the issue above, so I tried to research the issue and found the suggestion to use a bash script and point the shortcut to that, so I tried that with this:
#!/bin/sh emulationstation sleep 2 sudo pkill Xorg
This worked, but had the exact same issue. I tried changing things around but no matter what, I get the same result.
Lastly, I tried launching from the terminal directly. I still can't launch any config menu options but I can launch games however there is a considerable delay. It jumps to the desktop a few seconds, then a terminal window pops up, and after a few seconds the game launches.
I did a screen recording because when it jumps to the desktop and back its quick I just see flashes, when I ran it in slow mo I could see the terminal menu pop up and request a password but then quickly close and jump back to ES.
I would appreciate any insight anybody could share on this issue!
k3001993 last edited by k3001993
This is literally mine:
Change the icon path to yours.
Also if you don't want to get asked how to run it you should do the following:
Open file manager, go to your Desktop directory.
Now, Edit, go to Preferences.
Tick "Don't ask options on launch executable file"
This will apply to every file on your desktop.
I tried to copy yours, get the same issue unfortunately.
I also tried reinstalling RetroPie, and switched to KDE Neon just to experiment. Still same issue, and there apparently is no solution, so I guess I need to figure out another option unfortunately. The previous setup was an older version of RetroPIe so I can only assume something must have changed.
One further thing, I found by changing Terminal=false to true, then a terminal window will popup asking for a password, enter the password and it works.
So only conclusion I can draw is that it must be permissions related.