I started my first foray into raspberrypi this past week. I have a few goals. The mail goal is to install Node.js and homebridge so I can automate a bunch of RF outlets and turn things on/off using Siri.
But I would also like to play retropie games...
UPDATE: Ugh, well this is frustrating. All my comments on the answer submitted are gone because the answer was deleted... It was helping me figure things out... So I'm going to try to remember the content of the comments so I can refine my question. Here's what I recall from those comments:
Someone in another question (that was linked in those comments and is now gone) about creating an emulationstation desktop shortcut, claimed to be able to run emulationstation from a terminal on the raspbian desktop. I'd run across that thread before and I wasn't entirely confident that the OP actually launched emulationstation from within the desktop. Even if they did, they didn't say how they did it, so it doesn't really solve my problem. Regardless, the OP of that thread believed that the Raspbian desktop had to be killed in order to launch emulationstation, which belies his claim to have launched it from a terminal window inside the desktop and so now I have 2 ways to go, based on the answers to these questions:
- Would killing the Raspbian desktop kill a running Node.js server?
- How can emulationstation be run from a terminal window in the raspbian desktop (without error)? (or - does anyone have any proof that this can even work?)
- Whether I boot into emulationstation or raspbian desktop, would a Node.js server still start in either case?