I am new to this so sorry if this is a stupid question. I'm trying to start the retropie desktop screen, but I'm a bit lost on how to do it.

  • I have installed the retropie disk image to the micro sd card
  • downloaded some roms as well.
  • I have connected my raspberrypi to my mac via ethernet and I'm sharing my mac's internet.

I can see the retropie on the Network tab, but I don't know which script I need to run to be able to start the whole thing.


Here is a picture of what I'm seeing.

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  • Is the pi connected to a display?
    – rohtua
    Jul 13, 2019 at 18:43
  • Are you trying to run RetroPi on your Mac, from the Pi?
    – BruceWayne
    Jul 13, 2019 at 19:23
  • Connect a keyboard and screen to the Pi
    – Milliways
    Jul 13, 2019 at 21:55
  • hi there thanks for the answers I was wondering more if I could just run it without the display from my computer. I tried ssh retropi_ip_address but it gives me an error. Thanks
    – intercoder
    Jul 14, 2019 at 12:51
  • Again, are you trying to run the RetroPi on your mac? AFAIK, you can't do that. You'd have to find some way to just use the screen from your mac as the monitor for the pi. Otherwise, it sounds like you're trying to emulate the Pi via your Mac...?
    – BruceWayne
    Jul 17, 2019 at 21:09


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