Desktop from ports fails to load (4.1)
it won't work with that script automatically. They need to start with xinit or startx or need to do some manual changes to the launch code.
Hey guys! This is still happenning for me, I installed the last version yesterday and it continue happennig. Do you know if any solution has been found? Thnaks very much for the help!!!
@Albertpaella you provided no information. See the link in my signature.
@BuZz Sorry for the last post. I am using raspberry Pi 3, I have installed retropie 4.1 from a SD card and then I have installed raspbien and the pixel desktop from retopie options. When I try to launch the desktop from the emulationstation using Ports I get several errors and the desktop environment does no launch.
@Albertpaella yes. You need to update all packages. It's fixed, but not if you don't update :)
@BuZz Hello! I have updated all installed packages through the option in retropie configuration menu, I have also updated raspbian and pixel in configuration/tools menu. I have done several reboots but it continues to fail to launch desktop environment from ports. Is there any other to update to fix this problem? Thank you so much for your help!
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@BuZz Also went with every update possible. Still, no Desktop loading from EmulationStation. Worst, even if I set the RPI to boot directly to LXDE, I see the desktop for milliseconds before it goes directly to command line. Something with login maybe?
@douber this topic is solved - your problem may be due to something else entirely
Please do not post a support request without first reading and following the advice in https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/3/read-this-first
(Open a new topic providing details).
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I still got this error in 2021 when I installed chromium in retropie using zerojay/RetroPie-Extra, so i thought i'd chime in with my fix that worked after looking at other's comments and suggestions.
I needed to set the /dev/tty* files/folders to be readable.
so in commandline;
sudo chmod 666 tty*
hope this helps someone.