Edited by Gaveroid at Mon Jan 26, 2015 22:51 |
Okay; I tried changing the keyboard layout and ran into a bunch of issues. Number one, there's no text editor on there, so I had to (attempt to) use VI in the terminal, of which I couldn't save and quit because the required keys weren't on the layout (or at least didn't show in Florence).
I had to transfer it to my PC (through Google Drive as my USB stick wouldn't auto-mount and I briefly attempted to mount it through terminal which wouldn't work) and edit it there. :/
When I removed the line, the GUI no longer loaded. A quick look at the file told me that the last line, although existant, was empty therefore causing the whole file to be disregarded. I reflashed from my backup made just before I did that change, and fixed the autostart without any empty lines. That fixed it.
Next thing I did was get RetroArch to launch at boot. The command that the desktop shortcut executes is...
...which loads the startup script (sh). I added a @ to the beginning and put it onto the last line of the autostart file so RetroArch launches on boot.
Another issue; RetroArch's audio is funky. I forget how, but messing around in the audio settings helped the skipping. Furthermore, although most games run at a playable framerate, is there any way at all (other than with overclocking) to improve the quality of graphics, maybe add some filters, etc., to make it look and run better?
Now with RetroArch launching on boot, all I have to do is build my cabinet and put some more games on there.
However, (and I could make a seperate thread for this if you guys would rather do that) I'd like to add a bit more to it. For example, I'd like to make it so the desktop environment is unseen between the transition from frontend to emulator, but so that I can exit RetroArch and still get to the desktop for maintenance easily. A possible fix is another idea I made; what's a good, highly customizeable media center? I'd like to run a media center app in the background for playing music. I say highly customizeable so I can hide all parts of it I don't want to see and add a RetroArch shortcut smack dab in the main menu. This way, I can listen to music while playing games, etc., all from a nice GUI (compatible with controllers). If I wanted, I could even take this image and put it on another BPi connected to a TV, say. Not full-on media center, but you get my point. Might be just a far-fetched fantasy for my abilities (and attention span, LOL) but I wonder if any of you guys have implemented a similar system possibly in your cabinets and have an idea. I can handle the launching from startup, but any ideas for a program? I have no coding knowledge (other than some slight HTML) so making a program is out of the question.
EDIT: Upon resizing the partion (using THIS tutorial: https://raspberry-hosting.com/en ... inux-root-partition ), I reboot only to find my programs menu at the bottom left empty. Everything else seems functional; I can open programs from the terminal, and RetroArch loads at startup as usual. Why is this happening, second time it's happened after resizing?