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How do I run retropi when my raspberrypi is connected to my mac via ethernet?

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 ...
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HDMI @ 1920x1080 and 3.5" TFT @ 640x480 Retropie

Does anyone know how I can set 2 different resolutions? Like have my HDMI @ 1920x1080 and 3.5" TFT @ 640x480. So that when my tft is by itself it displays the proper resolution and when it's hooked to ...
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Why won't raspbian run on my pi?

Okay. here's the scoop I'm really new to raspberry pi (uncle had to assemble and code) and I already have two SD cards -One with Retropie -The other with Raspbian The one with Retropie works fine, ...
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How can I uninstall unwanted OS, but keep Raspbian?

So, I'm trying to find a good PSX emulator, and I eventually install RetroPie to dual boot alongside Raspbian. Which was (in my case) a very bad decision. Now I cannot boot either of them due to some ...
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How do you install retropie on a raspberry pi 3 using a chromebook?

I have received a Raspberry Pi 3 B that worked perfectly and want to use retropie on the Raspberry Pi but I only have access to a samsung chromebook 3. I have formatted the sd card the 32 gb sd card ...
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Raspberry PI automatically turning on after I put it to sleep using GPIO

I implemented a simple script (well, someone else created it, just installed it hehe) to shutdown my raspberry pi when a button is pressed that connects pin 5 and 6 (I think those are the numbers - ...
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How to switch GUIs using either homebridge or NodeRed

I have 3 GUI apps on my RPi: Raspbian Retro Pie Kodi and I have both Node Red and homebridge always running in the background. NOOBS is my boot manager. I would like to be able to tell Siri (using ...
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ESD Protection for RetroPi Arcade Cabinet Setup

I built a retropie arcade system for my father-in-law as a Christmas present. Since then, I have noticed that whenever one of my nephews plugs in a USB controller there is an ESD discharge on the USB ...
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Retropie screen sharing

I have a RPi 3 with Retropie installed. Since I do not have an HDMI monitor, I would like to know if there is a way to use my laptop (Macbook Air) in order to display the actual HDMI output of RPi. It ...
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SDFormatter / Windows Crashes When Inserting Raspberri Pi SD Card

I just received my first Raspberry Pi in the form of a CanaKit Starter Kit. I was able to install Raspbian just fine, but wanted to install RetroPie instead. Following some instructions online, I ...
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How to run emulationstation and Node.js at the same time?

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 ...
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Retropie: Start with netplay sends me back to the menu

I'm trying to start netplay and it works on the other raspberry but on mine if I start it with netplay it sends me back to the menu. I updated everything. Anyone any suggestions
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Retropie boots to 640x480 resolution over HDMI

I flashed the latest Retropie image (4.4) and it boots with a resolution of 640x480 when connected over HDMI to my 4k TV. I used the correct Retropie image for my Pi 3. I confirmed the screen ...
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SD Card Copier - Space lost on backup

I'm making backups of my SD card as a preventative measure using the desktop tool "SD Card Copier". Whenever I make a backup using this tool, I end up with 2GB less free space ("Available") reported ...
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How to choose a suitable display for pi 3 B+?

I'm currently looking for a display 5 inches or less for my PI, but there are a lot of information and since I'm quite new to the world of raspberry I'm looking for some help and guidance on where ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 B+ not booting into retropie after using a mp4 splashscreen

I replaced the default theme with futura-dark-V and selected a mp4 splashscreen. When I turn it on, everything works normal until the splashscreen. After the splashscreen, it says: lvl0: Error ...
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Retropie and raspbian

Okay, I’m new to the raspberry pie, so basically what I did was I bought the canakit for the Retropie 3. I followed the instructions, download noobs and downloaded the latest Raspbian Os onto the SD ...
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How do I change current retropie to a ready to play img?

I was wondering if I wanted to change my current running retropie to another retropie img do I just remove the micro sd card and pop in another one with a different img
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How do I prevent Pi prompt for username and password ? [duplicate]

I have an arcade run on raspberry pi 3 flashed with RetroPie 4.4. Just now, I'm not sure what had happened to my Pi hardware, network, or even SD card when I boot, I kept getting prompt to enter the ...
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Viewing the contents of an IMG file

I have an retroPi img file that I wanted to view the contents for. I've burned the contents onto an SD card and when my Mac mounts the volume, I only see 50 or so megabytes worth of content, yet when ...
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Can’t bind 2nd player into RetroPie on Raspberry Pi 3

I have an arcade run on raspberry pi 3 flashed with RetroPie 4.4. I have 2 Xin Mo Dual joysticks connected. JoyStick : Xinmo Controller : Xinmo USB Encoder Note: Both controllers wired perfectly. I'...
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RetroPie interruption glitch

I installed retropie on my Raspberry Pi 3 B+ a month ago. I had no problems since yesterday. When I booted up my raspberry and started playing Super Mario World for the SNES, I noticed that the game ...
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GPIO Pin connection with Game hat

I got a Raspberry Pi 1 B+, 2014 v1.2 board, and I was trying to attach it to Waveshare's Game hat The main issue which I have is, the raspberry board has 4 dead GPIO pins (tested using pigpio), 10,11,...
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Error rebuilding RetroArch around ffmpeg

I was trying to get ffmpeg on RetroPie and I got to rebuilding RetroArch. However, I got this log: = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Installing dependencies for 'retroarch' : ...
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Recovery of SRM save game file from Retropie corrupt SD card

I've been googling at this all night and have found multiple conflicting methods of recovering/formatting/saving corrupt SD cards but i'm a complete n00b with both Raspberry Pi and Linux. Basically ...
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Monitor Displaying “No Signal” with RetroPie at Powerup

I'm in the process of building a game console using RetroPie and a Raspberry Pi 3. I'm connecting the Pi to a monitor via HDMI, and I'm powering both using a power strip with an on/off switch, to ...
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Pi boots to rainbow screen and flashing RED LED when using BerryBoot

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. As I want Raspbian together with Retropie I thought it would be a good idea to have the BerryBoot-bootloader in order to boot multiple operating systems. I ...
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Headphones not working on Model 3 B (retropie)

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 model B and am using Retropie. I have it connected to to portable display, but when I plug in headphones, I get no audio. Any help will be much appreciated, and I will answer ...
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Installing dolphin on Retro Pie on raspberry pi 3 on Debian

I've installed Retro Pie and I would like add a Wii/GameCube emulator called dolphin so I can play Super Paper Mario. I know the internet has said that it's too slow IDK. I've installed a version from ...
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RetroPie does not load correctly on Raspbian

I have been trying to load Retro Pie on my Raspbian OS/Kodi but doesn't seem to work. The board is a Raspberry Pi 3B+. It's a 32 GB card and I plan on putting ROMs on a flash drive. When loading it ...
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RPi 3 B+ under voltage with Retropie

I recently acquired a brand new RPi Model 3 B+ and decided to try and install Retropie (v4.4) on it. I managed it to boot properly and I got a PS3 controller to work via USB. The problem is that I ...
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Enable USBRomService option missing

I am trying to run ROMs from my USB. I try to follow the guide, however once in retropie setup/configuration tools, I can't find an option "Enable the USB ROM Transfer Service". I tried looking for ...
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How do I autoconnect ExpressVPN on startup?

Dear people of the internet, Since a few days I have been messing around with my RBP 3B+. I installed Retropie, which is my bootable program. Altough I want to use ExpressVPN before starting Kodi ...
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Displaying message on top of RetroArch

So, for a university project, I'm building an arcade cabinet and one of its features is the ability to unlock more gametime via QR code. With Android and Python I was able to make it work by pausing ...
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Retropie freezes during boot

As a RPi newbie I started using it as a retro console system. And everything worked pretty stable until today. Retropie suddenly began to execute some tests and then froze on a state which is given on ...
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(RetroPie) Can't use my splashscreen as a loading screen anymore

I don't know if it's the recent updated, but I used to have my 30s splashcreen video as my loading screen But, now I got a linux kernel version text between the Splashscreen and the Emulation Station ...
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Where does RetroPie save screenshots?

When using an lr-emulator in RetroPie, you can take a screenshot of the current game at any time by opening RGUI (Select+X) and selecting Quick Menu → Take Screenshot. After taking a few screenshots, ...
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How do I use the left analog stick as a d-pad in RetroPie?

I have a Switch Pro Controller paired to a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ to play games in RetroPie. I would like the option to use the leftthumb stick on my controller as a d-pad when playing systems that ...
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How do I create a shortcut to EmulationStation/RetroPie from Raspbian?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian via the NOOBS installer. I recently installed RetroPie on top of Raspbian with the setup script retropie_setup.sh. This allows me to start EmulationStation ...
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TFT display show command line, but not RetroPie GUI

I recently got this 3 inch TFT for my Pi : https://www.optimusdigital.ro/ro/raspberry-pi/2027-lcd-de-3-pentru-raspberry-pi-3.html Problem is, after I installed the display, it only shows the command ...
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RetroPie fails to boot on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ with rainbow screen and flashing red led

I downloaded the latest version of RetroPie (v4.3) to a formatted SanDisk 16GB SD card. When I try to boot RetroPie on a brand new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, it gets stuck on a rainbow screen. I've ...
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RPi Zero Install

I have formatted my card and written the latest version of Pi Zero from the RetroPie website. Brand new microSD card, card reader, and HDMI wires. The tv screen stays blank when I plug the Pi0 in. I ...
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Retropie UI mode error: Kids ui has nothing to show

I recently installed raspbian and after that I installed retropie on my pi 3 B+. I installed emulationstation-dev from experimental to get the KID ui mode like this: The KIOSK UI mode works fine but ...
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Raspberry Pi boots to rainbow screen when trying to load RetroPie

Total beginner here. My SD card was preloaded with NOOBS. I installed Raspbian, watched a tutorial on how to put RetroPie onto my SD card. The first go round I screwed up by wiping my card when I ...
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Paired bluetooth joystick but it won't show at /dev/input or /dev/js

I just paired my bluetooth gamepad using https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-setup-bluetooth-on-a-raspberry-pi-3/ Since it's a gamepad (it has a keyboard button but I'm usng in gamepad ode), it should ...
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Imaging RetroPie to a second SD card using Raspbian

The only computer I have right now is a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B running Raspbian. I have a second MicroSD card that I want to install RetroPie on. I'm a complete noob and all the installation guides ...
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How to restore samba config?

I edited my /etc/samba/smb.conf file, and now my samba share is not accessible and the the /var/log/samba/log.smbd is reporting a non-useful mkdir error. I have removed the changes I thought I made, ...
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KeDei 3.5 SPI TFT LCD with Retropie

I am working on an on the go Retro-pie system. I needed a screen to go onto it so I picked up a KeDei 3.5 inch TFT LCD. However when I received it, I found out that it only works with a specific image ...
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How do I force the correct screen resolution in /boot/config.txt?

I've recently set up a Retropie which I have plugged into my TV. If I have the right input selected on the TV before powering on the Pi, then the image looks crisp and wonderful. However if I turn on ...
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How to install RetroPie over Raspbian Stretch?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and have been running the latest Raspbian (9.3 Stretch) from the Pi website. I tried following the instructions for using Git to get RetroPie and everything went fine ...